© 2002

Women in Western Intellectual Culture, 600–1500

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Patricia Ranft
    Pages 1-34
  3. Patricia Ranft
    Pages 35-70
  4. Patricia Ranft
    Pages 71-90
  5. Patricia Ranft
    Pages 91-117
  6. Patricia Ranft
    Pages 145-174
  7. Patricia Ranft
    Pages 175-194
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 195-279

About this book


Western intellectual tradition has long been viewed as an exclusive male bastion, but Women in Western Intellectual Culture, 600-1500 proves that this thesis is no longer tenable. By identifying and analyzing the intellectual writings and activities of women throughout the centuries this study, the first of two volumes, documents a level of participation in intellectual matters that will surprise many readers. The quality and quantity of these contributions show that women's voices deserve more attention in intellectual history.


attention history Renaissance society women

About the authors

PATRICIA RANFT is Professor of History at Central Michigan University, USA. 

Bibliographic information


"Ranft provides a compelling re-vision...with commendable clarity and elegance...essential [for] all libraries..." - L.E. Mitchell, Choice