Women in Frankish Society
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Women in Frankish Society
Marriage and the Cloister, 500 to 900

Suzanne Fonay Wemple

368 pages | 6 x 9
Paper 1985 | ISBN 978-0-8122-1209-9 | $27.50s | £18.00 | Add to cart
A volume in the Middle Ages Series

Cowinner of the 1982 Berkshire Conference Prize

"This well-documented social study of the status and activities of women in the family and in the church during the Merovingian and the Carolingian periods is a valuable addition both to medieval history and to women's history."—Religious Studies Review

"Wemple has written an intelligent and interesting book about he transformation of Frankish society from a relatively primitive tribal structure to a more complex hierarchical organization under the Carolinians and has provided valuable insights into women's experiences in a crucial and formative period in Western civilization."—American Historical Review

"The position of women and their roles in Merovingian and Carolingian society are carefully delineated in this thoughtful and well-researched study."—Key Reporter

"Rich and engagingly written."—Library Journal

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