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The Penn Press list for fall 2017 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

Women in Medieval History and Historiography

Edited by Susan Mosher Stuard

222 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 1987 | ISBN 9780812280487 | $79.95 | €69.95 | Buy from De Gruyter
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512807295 | $79.95 | €69.95 | Buy from De Gruyter
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume

"Each contributing author surveys the treatment of women in the historiographic tradition of a specific nation. . . A welcome and useful introduction to the study of medieval women."—Speculum

"Informative and interesting."—History

"The variety and liveliness of the various articles are impressive. . . . Stuard's introduction provides and accurate and interesting overview."—Envoi

What was the status of women in the Middle Ages? How have women fared in the hands of historians? And, what is the current state of research about women in the Middle Ages?

Susan Mosher Stuard addresses these questions in a collection of essays that delve in to the history and historiography of women in medieval England, France, Italy, and Germany. Contributors include Barbara Hanawalt, Diane Owen Hughes, Suzanne Wemple, Denise Kaiser, and Martha Howell.

One of the most interesting observations made in Women in Medieval History and Historiography is the way in which the history of women in each country has followed a distinct course that is in rhythm with other concerns of national historical writing.

Women in Medieval History and Historiography will interest historians, scholars of women's studies, and medievalists.

Susan Mosher Stuard is Professor of History Emeritus at Haverford College and editor of Women in Medieval Society, also published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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