This course surveys the experiences of women from the beginning of the Christian era through the early Renaissance. It focuses on Western Europe and pays 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.
This research guide will help you identify and locate resources on medieval women and offer tips on research and citing sources.
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