Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages

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9780471170044: Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages

Some were feisty and fiery. Others were cool and dangerous. All were incredibly courageous. Outrageous Women of The Middle Ages took on the challenge of their world--and didn't worry about ruffling a few feathers.

Among the outrageous women you'll meet are:
* Eleanor of Aquitaine--queen of France and later England, she led a group of women on the Second Crusade and created her own financial system
* Lady Murasaki Shikibu--besides being a wife and mother, she learned the "forbidden" language of Chinese and wrote the world's first novel
* Aud the Deep-Minded--a Viking wise woman and explorer who led her clan, grandchildren and all, on a risky voyage from Scotland to Iceland
* Hildegarde of Bingen--the German nun who, late in life, became a composer, a botanist, and founded convents
* Damia al-Kahina--a nomadic freedom fighter, skilled at peacemaking and war, who kept her North African homeland free

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Look at the history books of the middle ages and you'll find nary a woman. But contrary to popular belief, women of the Middle Ages did not simply sit around on their tuffets, waiting for knights in shining armor. These are the stories of 15 such women who defied the conventions of the times. They include the world's first novelist, Lady Murasaki of Japan; and the Deep-Minded, the Viking woman who led her people's emigration from Ireland to Iceland; Eleanor of Aquitaine; and Hildegarde of Bingen, a healer, composer, playwright, botanist, and political/religious activist from Germany.

About the Author:

VICKI LEÓN is a writer, editor, and researcher. She is the author of four books on women's history, including Uppity Women of Medieval Times, as well as such favorites for young readers as A Raft of Sea Otters and A Pod of Killer Whales.

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