Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 3119
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Zimmermann , Margarete
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  • Title: English Noblewomen and the Local Community in the Later Middle Ages [roles that noble women played at the local level as employers, almsgivers, supporters of the parish, providers of hospitality and entertainment, and members of confraternities].
  • Source: Medieval Women in Their Communities.  Edited by Diane Watt.  University of Toronto Press, 1997.  Pages 186 - 203.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Alms and Almsgiving Community Life Lay Piety Noble Women Patronage, Ecclesiastical Social Class Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14- 15
  • Related Resources: "Finally, Jennifer Ward looks at the noble women of East Anglia, particularly Sussex, Suffolk, and Essex. She shows how their economic and political power would have an impact on local life. Through their patronage of the local parish church, local artisans, and food producers, noble women had the ability to shape local life and advance the interests of their own families." From the review written by Katherine L. French of "Medieval Women in Their Communities," "Medieval Review" (TMR ID: 96.12.11). [Reproduced by permission of the "Medieval Review."].
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  • Author's Affiliation: Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
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  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802042899
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