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Women of the Middle Ages
Dean, Ruth, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Lucent Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
128 pages 24 cm.
Europe in medieval times -- Women in the countryside: peasants working at home and in the fields -- Women in the towns and cities: skilled workers and business owners -- Women in professional roles -- Women estate administrators -- Women in power -- Women in religious roles -- Women writers and artists.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.0 6.0 66969.
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Medieval women filled many roles. As peasants, city-dwellers with a trade or business, healers, advocates, estate administrators, queens, religious women, writers, and artists.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-Recent scholarly research has added greatly to what is known about the lives of women during the medieval period, and many libraries will find that this title fills a gap in their collections. Accessible chapters cover women as peasants, skilled workers, artists, in professions, in religion, and with positions of power. In each category, education, family, economics, and lifestyle are discussed, and anecdotal sidebars add excerpts from primary sources. Generous average-quality, black-and-white period reproductions illustrate the book; only two maps are included. However, students conducting in-depth research will need to consult additional sources. The strength of the book is that the format-with almost one illustration per page, large print, and accessible language-should hold their interest, thus exposing readers to a broader range of detail than they might pursue in drier, more academic presentations.-Tina Cohen, Deerfield Academy, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.