In this themed collection of 24 articles by literary, historical and archaeological scholars, the study of medieval women is confidently and freshly mainstream. Profiting from the development of newly flexible models of gender, literacy, the political, the social, and the domestic, the volume is non-separatist, exploratory both of new source materials and new readings of established sources, and able to consider the broadest implications for the study of medieval culture without simply re-absorbing medieval women into invisibility. Grouped under the headings of matters of reading, of conduct and place, the essays move from legal cases to actual buildings and conceptions of the household to conduct books and chronicles to romances and saints' lives to the medieval unconscious and back again, exemplifying the mature interdisciplinarity of current work on medieval women. The contributors are: Priscilla Bawcutt, Peter Biller, Julia Boffey, Carolyn Collette, Patricia Cullum, Arlyn Diamond, Jane Gilbert, Jeremy Goldberg, Douglas Gray, Jane Grenville, Ann Hutchison, Noel James Menuge. Eric Johnson, Katherine Lewis, Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan, Sally Mapstone, Carol Meale, Alastair Minnis, Mark Ormrod, Helen Phillips, Kim Phillips, Sarah Rees Jones, Colin Richmond, Anne Savage, Nicholas Watson and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne.
Literature-Fiction, History-Criticism, Movements-Periods, Medieval,