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The Medieval Woman: An Illuminated Book Of Days
The Medieval Woman An Illuminated Book Of Days Author:Sally Fox The Medieval Woman at Work. To study history is constantly to rediscover the past. Until recently conventional history concentrated on sources focusing on men in power and the consequences of their power. Historians today are uncovering other primary sources, documents and artifacts of past societies that make it possible to better understand... more » and complete our picture of those societies and to re-created the daily lives of ordinary people. Because most histories have been written by men, the role of women has usually been ignored or taken for granted. As a result, more than half the population has been historically invisible. The illuminations in this book come from manuscripts produced primarily in the years 1300 to 1550. By showing us the many and varied occupations of women in the later Middle Ages, these illuminations restore some of the lost history of women.
This is a beautifully put together journal with six days on every other page, and the facing page containing an illumination showing a medieval woman during her daily life.« less