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The Fourth Estate: A History of Women in the Middle Ages

 
 
 
 
The Fourth Estate: A History of Women in the Middle Ages
Author: Shulamith Shahar
ISBN 13: 9780415308519
ISBN 10: 415308518
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2003-05-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 382
List Price: $40.95
 
 

Did women really constitute a "fourth estate" in medieval society and, if so, in what sense? In this wide-ranging study, Shulamith Shahar considers this and the whole question of varying attitudes to women and their status in Western Europe between the twelfth and the fifteenth centuries. She draws a cohesive picture of women in a range of situations: nuns and married women, peasants and noblewomen, townswomen, and women involved in heretical movements and witchcraft.