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Gender and Status in Europe in the Middle Ages
Edited by Katherine Weikert and Elena Woodacre
130 pages, 11 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-80073-154-7 $120.00/£89.00 / Hb / Published (November 2021)
ISBN 978-1-80073-155-4 $29.95/£23.95 / Pb / Published (November 2021)
eISBN 978-1-80073-156-1 eBook
“This is a stimulating collection overall that contains a number of well-written contributions inviting any reader to ask more questions. The book convincingly shows what paying attention to the construction of gendered identities can bring to our understanding of medieval societies, their texts, and objects.” • H-Soz-Kult
Status and gender are two closely associated concepts within medieval society, which tended to view both notions as binary: elite or low status, married or single, holy or cursed, male or female, or as complementary and cohesive as multiple parts of a societal whole. With contributions on topics ranging from medieval leprosy to boyhood behaviors, this interdisciplinary collection highlights the various ways “status” can be interpreted relative to gender, and what these two interlocked concepts can reveal about the construction of gendered identities in the Middle Ages.
Katherine Weikert is Senior Lecturer in Early Medieval European History at the University of Winchester.
Elena Woodacre is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History at the University of Winchester.
Subject: Gender Studies and SexualityHistory: Medieval/Early Modern
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