This course surveys the experiences of women from the beginning of the Christian era through the early Renaissance. In this course we will focus on Western Europe and pay particular attention to the social construction of sexuality, the definition of separate spheres, and the roles of law, medicine, and especially the Church in defining women's work, and social and family roles. We will read some primary sources in entirety and others in excerpts, carefully analyzing the voices of the women themselves to understand more deeply their everyday challenges and experiences.
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