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The Book of the Knight of the Tower: Manners for Young Medieval Women

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In 1372 a French knight compiled a book of stories to teach his three daughters how to be good wives and good Christians. Here these tales are retold and interspersed with commentary about life in the late Middle Ages--what people wore, how they prayed, what they hoped for in this life and the next. The knight's stories range from the shockingly bawdy to the deeply pious. ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 11th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Fascinating account of how women were expected to behave in the Middle Ages, and how every sin was a woman's fault.
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