P. J. P. Goldberg
Search for other papers by P. J. P. Goldberg in
Current site
Google Scholar
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

This introduction provides a substantial overview of current thinking about English medieval women below the level of the greater aristocracy. In addition, the editor explores many of the methodological problems and strengths of particular sources. Much writing on medieval women has, moreover, drawn upon literary sources, a reflection of the way in which the field of Medieval Studies has come to be dominated by literary scholars. The purpose of the book is twofold. The first is to make accessible and thus more familiar a broad variety of sources that can throw light on English medieval women in England. The second is to stimulate scholarship that makes greater use of a range of sources than has hitherto been normal. The book explores the life-cycle themes of childhood, adolescence, married life, widowhood and old age. It examines such topics as work in town and country, prostitution, the law, recreation and devotion.

  • Collapse
  • Expand

All of MUP's digital content including Open Access books and journals is now available on manchesterhive.


Women in England c. 1275–1525

Documentary sources


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 313 46 11
Full Text Views 809 149 17
PDF Downloads 816 176 23