Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8644
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Bennett , Judith M.
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  • Title: Widows in the Medieval English Countryside [The author, while arguing that widows took an active part in the legal issues of households in rural medieval England, also explores the problematics of their legal status. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Upon My Husband's Death: Widows in the Literature and Histories of Medieval Europe.  Edited by Louise MirrerStudies in Medieval and Early Modern Civilization.  University of Michigan Press, 1992.  Pages 69 - 114.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Brigstock, Northamptonshire, England Dowries Households Rural Conditions Widows Women in Active Roles
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Table: Seven Tables. Table One The effect of aging on male public activity in Brigstock. Table Two The reported criminality of widows in Brigstock. Table Three Female pledges in Brigstock. Table Four Widows as householders in Brigstock. Table Five Intrafamilial conflicts of widows in Brigstock. Table Six Widows in the Brigstock land market. Table Seven Familial pledging of widows in Brigstock.
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0472102575
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