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Women in Dark Age and Early Medieval Europe c.500-1200 (European Culture and Society Series)

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Recent books in the field have tended to dazzle the reader with the latest research. A lot is left unsaid, however, leaving dangerous holes for the newcomer. This clear textbook helps the reader to establish an idea of how the medieval world (from c.500-1200) fitted together and how women fitted into that world, without neglecting recent work.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 12th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published 2006)
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Mar 16, 2008 Siria rated it did not like it
I picked up this rather slim introductory volume to help me improve my knowledge of continental women's history, and to perhaps highlight some possible areas of comparison, before I start in on my own thesis. (I focus much more on Gaelic/Anglo-Irish women's history). As straight women's history it's fine, if lacking in much analysis, and the opening chapter on the more recent historiography was useful in pointing me towards some other texts that might help me.

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Nov 28, 2012 Ceilidh rated it liked it
The author obviously knows much more about latin language based areas of Europe. Made a few glaring errors about Norse studies and a wonky assertion about osteology (with no reference), but it was a decent overview.
May 18, 2012 Hildegart rated it liked it
This is an introductory book and is very generalized. there is alot left out that could have been included. it's very easy reading.
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