Reading Families: Women's Literate Practice in Late Medieval England
by Rebecca Krug
Rebecca Krug argues that in the later Middle Ages, people defined themselves in terms of family relationships but increasingly saw their social circumstances as being connected to the written word. Complex family dynamics and social configurations motivated women to engage in text-based activities. Although not all or even the majority of women could read and write, it bec...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 22nd 2002 by Cornell University Press
(first published 2002)
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