Midwives and Warriors: Women and Work in the Middle Ages

 
9780275990541: Midwives and Warriors: Women and Work in the Middle Ages
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Rereading and interpreting medieval sources with an eye to reconstructing women's realities, this work explores the development of female identity through ideas about "women's work."


· Original materials and documents, drawn from published as well as unpublished sources, include medieval literature, instruction manuals, chronicles, cookbooks and medical treatises

· Approximately 40 reproductions from illuminated manuscripts and early printed books enhance the text

· A chronology covers the years 1200-1500

· A comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources enables further research

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Martha W. Driver, PhD, is distinguished professor of English and women's and gender studies at Pace University, New York, NY.

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