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The Fourth Estate

A History of Women in the Middle Ages, 2nd Edition

By Shulamith Shahar

Routledge – 2003 – 382 pages

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    978-0-415-30851-9
    April 16th 2003

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Did women really constitute a `fourth estate' in medieval society and, if so, in what sense? In this wide-ranging study Shulamith Shahar considers this and the whole question of the varying attitudes to women and their status in western Europe between the twelfth and the fifteenth centuries.

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`Wide ranging and scholarly.'Times Higher Education Supplement

Name: The Fourth Estate: A History of Women in the Middle Ages, 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Shulamith Shahar. Did women really constitute a `fourth estate' in medieval society and, if so, in what sense? In this wide-ranging study Shulamith Shahar considers this and the whole question of the varying attitudes to women and their status in western Europe...
Categories: European History, Medieval History 400-1500, Women's & Gender History