The Medieval Gentlewoman : Life in a Gentry Household in the Later Middle Ages

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The Medieval Gentlewoman : Life in a Gentry Household in the Later Middle Ages

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 210 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415925112
  • DDC分類 942.6404

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This richly detailed account provides an important addition to current work on women in late medieval England, taking as its starting point the household diary of Alice de Bryene, a Suffolk noblewoman of the late 14th and early 15th century. Like Christine de Pizan, de Bryene enjoyed greater status and influence as a widow and owner of several large estates than most married women of her time, allowing her a remarkable degree of social and financial independence. Moving outward from de Bryene's own life, this illuminating work provides a vivid picture of the medieval household, examining marriage, education, patronage, and the private and public roles of the medieval woman of privilege.