First published in 2006, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE. This reference work provides a comprehensive understanding of many aspects of medieval women and gender, such as art, economics, law, literature, sexuality, politics, philosophy and religion, as well as the daily lives of ordinary women. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Additional up-to-date bibliographies have been included for the 2016 reprint.
Written by renowned international scholars and easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be a valuable resource on women in Medieval Europe.
Introduction; Note on the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages; Editorial Board; Contributors; Alphabetical List of Entries; Thematic List of Entries; Entries A to Z; Appendices; Appendix I: Calendar of Female Saints; Appendix II: Some Milestones in Medieval Women’s History; Appendix III: Encyclopedia Cited References; Appendix IV: Web Resources for Medieval Women and Gender Studies; Index