The Fourth Estate

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

By Shulamith Shahar

© 2003 – Routledge

390 pages

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Paperback: 9780415308519
pub: 2003-04-17
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About the Book

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.


`Wide ranging and scholarly.'Times Higher Education Supplement

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Medieval
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies