Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Aristocratic Women in Medieval France” as Want to Read:
Aristocratic Women in Medieval France
Were aristocratic women in medieval France little more than appendages to patrilineal families, valued as objects of exchange and necessary only for the production of male heirs? Such was the view proposed by the great French historian Georges Duby more than three decades ago and still widely accepted. In Aristocratic Women in Medieval France another model is put forth: wo ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by University of Pennsylvania Press
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Jul 08, 2015 Siria rated it really liked it
These five essays collectively push back against the Duby-inspired theory that medieval aristocratic women were little more than docile uteruses under the control of their fathers and husbands. The first three essays on Adela, countess of Blois and daughter of William the Conqueror (Kimberly LoPrete), several inter-related castellan families of the Chartrain (Amy Livingstone), and the careers of the countesses of Champagne (Theodore Evergates) cover a broad swathe of what is now northern France. ...more