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Women and Wealth in Late Medieval Europe

  • Editors
  • Theresa Earenfight

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Theresa Earenfight
    Pages 1-12
  3. M. C. Bodden
    Pages 33-49
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-285

About this book


The twelve essays in Women and Wealth in Late Medieval Europe re-examine the vexing issue of women, money, wealth, and power from distinctive perspectives - literature, history, architectural history - using new archival sources. The contributors examine how money and changing attitudes toward wealth affected power relations between women and men of all ranks, especially the patriarchal social forces that constrained the range of women s economic choices. Employing theories on gender, culture, and power, this volume reveals wealth as both the motive force in gender relations and a precise indicator of other, more subtle, forms of power and influence mediated by gender.


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About the authors

THERESA MARIE EARENFIGHT is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Medieval Studies Program, Seattle University, USA.

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