Women Med Society CB (The Middle ages)

Women Med Society CB (The Middle ages) by Stuard

ISBN10: 0812277082
ISBN13: 978-0812277081
Author: Stuard
Title: Women Med Society CB (The Middle ages)
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (January 1, 1976)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1291 kb
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Subcategory: Sociology

Women Med Society CB (The Middle ages) by Stuard



Early medieval women exercised public roles, rights, and responsibilities. Women contributed through their labor to the welfare of the community. Women played an important part in public affairs. They practiced birth control through abortion and infanticide. Women committed crimes and were indicted. They owned property and administered estates. The drive toward economic growth and expansion abroad rested on the capacity of women to staff and manage economic endeavors at home.

In the later Middle Ages, the social position of women altered significantly, and the reasons why the role of women in society tended to become more restrictive are examined in these essays.


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