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Women and Writing in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook

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This sourcebook gathers together material from a wide geographical and chronological range: the pieces explore the themes of central to medieval women's lives and their relationship to social and cultural institutions.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 31st 1995 by Routledge (first published May 25th 1995)
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Marie
Jun 06, 2013 Marie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a collection of extant written works, sorted into categories like 'marriage' or 'work' and then presented chronologically.

I like the idea, but there were a few things that made the book difficult for me to enjoy. For instance, many of the excerpts are not dated, or you are told 'for the description of this, go to the previous excerpt'. It's good that the editor provides the date of the publication she is taking her excerpt from, but I always crave a sense of the date of a piece, even if
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Oct 01, 2013 Nadia rated it really liked it
A collection of texts that do a great job refuting the idea according to which women have not achieved much throughout history. Here we hear of women writers, women poets, women rulers, women workers (who were inevitably paid less than their male counterparts- some things never change) and other real or mythical figures that have been forgotten or intentionally swept aside.
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Tutorial Fellow in English [at St John's College, Oxford]

Dr. Carolyne Larrington teaches medieval English literature in the college, ranging from the earliest Old English to the beginning of the Renaissance period.

Dr Larrington's research interests are in Old Icelandic literature, medieval women's writing, European Arthurian literature, and, most recently, medieval emotion. She has published on Ol
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