Women in the Middle Ages by Frances Gies, Joseph Gies (book mooch)
Women in the middle ages corrects the omissions of traditional history by focusing on the lives, expectations, and accomplishment of medieval women. The Gieses’ lively text, illuminated by illustrions from medieval manuscripts, art and architecture, depicts the Middle Ages as a vibrant time in which women were powerful agents of change.
The first part of the book gives the historical and cultural background for the lives of the women discussed. The author offer a succinct but penetrating review of the religious, scientific, and philosophical attitude that defined women’s place in the medieval world.