Women in the Middle Ages: The Lives of Real Women in a Vibrant Age of Transition

Women in the Middle Ages: The Lives of Real Women in a Vibrant Age of Transition

by Joseph Gies, Frances Gies

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ISBN-13: 9780062016577
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/30/2010
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 452,459
File size: 27 MB
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About the Author

Frances (1915–2013) and Joseph (1916–2006) Gies were the world’s bestselling historians of medieval Europe. Together and separately, they wrote more than twenty books, which col-lectively have sold more than a million copies. They lived in Michigan.

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Women in the Middle Ages: The Lives of Real Women in a Vibrant Age of Transition 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ThePam on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The problem with the brothers Gies is that they drag their 20th Century prejudices back with them through time. They are hindered in this work, for example, by the assumption that women were powerless in early Medieval times, because women were oppressed in more recent history.They do not look openly at the evidence, in my opinion. The power of Fredegund, Ringunth and others evades them. The book is an easy read but misrepresentative and thus a danger to those without a firm understanding of the primary sources from that time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I was already a history buff, I still learned things I didn't know already about the role of women in medieval society and how they actually performed many more jobs and duties beyond the typical household duties that you would have expected in that male dominated society.
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