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  1. Key Introductory Works 9 items
    1. Women in medieval English society - Mavis E. Mate 1999

      Book Suggested for student purchase

    2. Medieval Women (Women in History) - Henrietta Leyser August 1, 2002 (Paperback)

      Book Suggested for student purchase

    3. Women in England in the Middle Ages - Jennifer C. Ward 2006

      Book 

    4. Family and household in medieval England - Peter Fleming 2001

      Book 

    5. A companion to Britain in the later Middle Ages - S. H. Rigby 2003

      Book  See chapter on 'England: Women and Gender' Judith M. Bennett

    6. Women in medieval England - Helen M. Jewell, AM. 1996

      Book 

    7. The fourth estate: a history of women in the Middle Ages - Shulamith Shahar, Chaya Galai 2003

      Book 

  2. Major Collections of Sources 8 items
    1. Women's lives in medieval Europe: a sourcebook - Emilie Amt 1993

      Book 

    2. Women and writing in medieval Europe: a sourcebook - Carolyne Larrington 1995

      Book 

    3. Women in England c.1275-1525 - P. J. P. Goldberg 1995

      Book 

    4. Women of the English nobility and gentry 1066-1500 - Jennifer C. Ward 1995

      Book 

    5. Not in God's Image: - Julia and Martines, Lauro, eds O'Faolain 1974

      Book 

    6. English Historical Documents - A. R. Myers July 1, 1996

      Book 

    7. Medieval English Prose for Women December 11, 1992

      Book 

  3. Historiography 6 items
    1. Gendering the master narrative: women and power in the Middle Ages - Mary Carpenter Erler, Maryanne Kowaleski 2003

      Book  A collection of essays

    2. Feminism and History - JUDITH M. BENNETT 09/1989

      Article 

    3. Medieval women - Eileen Edna Power, M. M. Postan 1975

      Book  A classic early work, although many of her conclusions have now been superseded by more recent research

  4. Sexuality 6 items
    1. Sexualities in history: a reader - Kim M. Phillips, Barry Reay 2002

      Book  See chapter "Ut cum muliere": A Male Transvestite Prostitute in Fourteenth-Century London Ruth Mazo Karras and David Lorenzo Boyd p. 90-104

    2. Handbook of medieval sexuality - Vern L. Bullough, James A. Brundage 1996

      Book 

    3. Sexuality in Medieval Europe - Ruth Mazo Karras 2012

      Book 

    4. Sex before sexuality: a premodern history - Kim M. Phillips, Barry Reay 2011

      Book 

    5. Gender and difference in the Middle Ages - Sharon Farmer, Carol Braun Pasternack 2002

      Book  See article by R.M.Karras, '"Because the other is a poor woman she shall be called his wench": Gender, sexuality and social status in late medieval England' Available as e-book

  5. Masculinity 4 items
    1. What is masculinity?: historical dynamics from antiquity to the contemporary world - John H. Arnold, Dr Brady, Sean 2011

      Book 

  6. Demography 3 items
  7. Lifecycle 22 items
    1. The life cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500 - Deborah Youngs 2006

      Book 

    2. A social history of England, 1200-1500 - Library Discovery

      Webpage  See Goldberg, 'Life and Death: The ages of man', pp. 413-34

    3. Medieval Children - Nicholas Orme January 11, 2003 (Paperback)

      Book 

    4. Growing up in Medieval London - Barbara A. Hanawalt 1995

      Book 

    5. Reconsidering Gender, Time and Memory in Medieval Culture (Gender in the Middle Ages)

      Book  Especially article Remembering Birth in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century England - Fiona Harris-Stoertz

    6. Young medieval women 1999

      Book  An interdisciplinary collection of essays

    7. Youth in the Middle Ages - P. J. P. Goldberg, Felicity Riddy 2004

      Book  Especially Desiring Virgins: Maidens, Martyrs and Femininity in Late Medieval England - Kim M Phillips AND Migration, Youth and Gender in Later Medieval England - P J P Goldberg

    8. Middle-aged women in the Middle Ages - Sue Niebrzydowski 2011

      Book 

    9. Handbooks of Advice and Courtesy Texts 8 items
      1. Medieval women: texts and contexts in late medieval Britain - Jocelyn Wogan-Browne 2000

        Book  See essay by Riddy on courtesy texts

      2. Reputation and representation in fifteenth-century Europe - Douglas Biggs, Sharon D. Michalove, Albert Compton Reeves, Richard III Society. American Branch 2004

        Book  See especially the article by Candace Gregory, "Raising the Good Wife: Mothers and Daughters in Fifteenth-Century England"

      3. Youth in the Middle Ages - P. J. P. Goldberg, Felicity Riddy 2004

        Book 

      4. The history of British women's writing, 700-1500 - Library Discovery

        Webpage  See chapter 10, M. J. Seaman, 'Late-medieval Conduct Literature', pp. 121-9.

      5. The Goodman of Paris (Le ménagier de Paris) - Eileen Edna Power, G. G. Coulton 1928

        Book 

      6. The book of the knight of the Tower - Geoffrey de La Tour Landry, William Caxton, Marguerite Yvonne Offord 1971

        Book 

      7. Socialising the child in late Medieval England, c. 1400-1600 - Merridee L. Bailey 2012

        Book 

    10. Singlewomen - see also section on Lifecycle above 5 items
      1. Compulsory Service in Late Medieval England - J. M. Bennett 01/11/2010

        Article  Sections 2 and 3 deal with singlewomen and the manner in which they were subjected to compulsory service.

      2. Singlewomen in the European Past 1250-1800

        Book  See article in volume R.M.Karras, "Sex and the Singlewomen" which discusses prostitution in London

  8. Marriage - General 17 items
    1. Marriage Disputes and Litigation 8 items
      1. Marriage disputes in medieval England - Frederik Pedersen 2000

        Book 

      2. Marriage in medieval England: law, literature, and practice - Conor McCarthy 2004

        Book 

      3. Unmarriages: women, men, and sexual unions in the Middle Ages - Ruth Mazo Karras c2012

        Book  Also available online

      4. Love and marriage in late medieval London - Shannon McSheffrey 1995

        Book 

      5. Impotence and virginity in the late medieval ecclesiastical Court of York - Bronach Christina Kane, Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, Catholic Church. Diocese of York (England). Court 2008

        Book 

      6. Unmarriages: women, men, and sexual unions in the Middle Ages - Ruth Mazo Karras c2012

        Book  Also available online

    2. Peasant Marriages 1 item
    3. Aristocratic and Gentry Marriage 4 items
      1. Patronage, the Crown and the provinces: in later medieval England - Ralph A. Griffiths 1981

        Book  See article by Crawford, 'The consequences of royal marriage in fifteenth century England'

      2. Gentry and lesser nobility in late medieval Europe - Michael Jones 1986

        Book  See essay by Dockray, "Why did the fifteenth century English gentry marry?"

    4. Domestic Life 2 items
      1. Medieval women and their objects - Carolyn P. Collette 2017

        Book 

      2. Medieval domesticity: home, housing and household in medieval England - Maryanne Kowaleski, P. J. P. Goldberg 2008

        Book 

    5. Domestic Violence 2 items
      1. Domestic violence in medieval texts - Eve Salisbury, Georgiana Donavin, Merrall Llewelyn Price c2002

        Book  See especially the introduction and the essays by Hawkes (pp. 57-70) and Maddern (pp. 31-56)

  9. Widowhood 5 items
    1. Medieval London widows, 1300-1500 - Caroline M. Barron, Anne F. Sutton 1994

      Book 

    2. Wives and widows of medieval London - Anne F. Sutton 2016

      Book 

    3. Wife and widow in medieval England - Sue Sheridan Walker c1993

      Book 

  10. Noble and Gentry Women 5 items
    1. English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages - Jennifer C. Ward 1992

      Book 

    2. Women of the English nobility and gentry 1066-1500 - Jennifer C. Ward 1995

      Book 

    3. Food and eating in medieval Europe - Martha Carlin, Joel T. Rosenthal 1998

      Book  Especially the essay by Swabey, "The Household of Alice de Bryene"

    4. The lady in medieval England 1000-1500 - Peter R. Coss 1999

      Book 

    5. Medieval Women in Their Communities - Diane Watt 1997

      Book Optional See chapter 8, J.C. Ward, 'English Noblewomen and the Local Community in the later Middle Ages'

  11. Women and Work - the Rural Experience 5 items
    1. The ties that bound - Barbara A. Hanawalt 1988

      Book 

    2. Women's Work Reconsidered: Gender and Wage Differentiation in Late Medieval England - Sandy Bardsley 1999

      Article  See also comments by Hatcher, in Past and Present 173 (2001), pp 191-202

    3. Women and work in pre-industrial Europe - Barbara A. Hanawalt 2000

      Book  Especially 'Peasant's women's contribution to the home economy'

    4. Woman is a worthy wight: women in English society c. 1200-1500 - P. J. P. Goldberg 1992

      Book  especially article by Graham, 'Labour and gender in the late medieval countryside'

  12. Women and Work - The Urban Experience 10 items
    1. Daily life in the late Middle Ages - R. H. Britnell 1998

      Book  Especially, J.C.Ward, 'Townswomen and their households'

    2. Medieval London widows, 1300-1500 - Caroline M. Barron, Anne F. Sutton 1994

      Book 

    3. Local identities in late medieval and early modern England - Norman L. Jones, D. R. Woolf 2007

      Book  See article on 'Locals, Outsiders, and Identity in English Market Towns, 1290-1620' Marjorie K. McIntosh p. 71-92

    4. Towns and townspeople in the fifteenth century - John A. F. Thomson 1988

      Book  Especially article by Goldberg, 'Women in fifteenth century town life'

    5. Medieval Southwark - Martha Carlin 1996

      Book 

    6. The merchant class of medieval London, 1300-1500 - Sylvia L. Thrupp 1989

      Book  See especially pp.69-74, 'The Women's Role'

    7. The Wealth Of Wives - Barbara A. Hanawalt October 2007 (Paperback)

      Book 

  13. Education and Literacy 2 items
    1. Early modern women's letter writing, 1450-1700 - James Daybell 2001

      Book  See especially the chapter 'Letter Writing by English Noblewomen in the Early Fifteenth Century' J.Ward

    2. Courts, counties and the capital in the later Middle Ages - Diana E. S. Dunn 1996

      Book  See article by Caroline Barron, 'The Education and Training of Girls in Fifteenth Century London'

  14. Reading and Book Ownership 6 items
    1. Women and Literature in Britain, 1150-1500 Carol M. Meale [published: January, 2005] 24 Jan. 2005

      Book  A collection of essays; those by Meale and by Boffey are particularly relevant

    2. Medieval women's writing: works by and for women in England, 1100-1500 - Diane Watt 2007

      Book 

    3. Medieval women writers - Katharina M. Wilson 1984

      Book 

  15. Laywomen and Religion 7 items
    1. The good women of the parish: gender and religion after the Black Death - Katherine L. French c2008

      Book 

    2. The parish in English life 1400-1600 - Katherine L. French, Gary G. Gibbs, Beat A. Kümin 1997

      Book 

    3. Women in the Church - W. J Sheils, Diana Wood, Ecclesiastical History Society. Summer Meeting, Ecclesiastical History Society. Winter Meeting 1990

      Book 

    4. Medieval women - Derek Baker, Rosalind M. T. Hill 1978

      Book  Valuable collection of essays relating to women and religion.

  16. Nuns and Nunneries 6 items
    1. Religious women in medieval East Anglia: history and archaeology c1100-1540 - Roberta Gilchrist, Marilyn Oliva, University of East Anglia. Centre of East Anglian Studies 1993

      Book 

    2. Nuns' literacies in medieval Europe: the Hull dialogue 2013

      Book  See articles by O'Mara and Oliva on late medieval English nuns

    3. Essays on Ricardian literature: in honour of J.A. Burrow - A. J. Minnis, Charlotte C. Morse, Thorlac Turville-Petre 1997

      Book  See Derek Pearsall, 'Women's Piety and Women's Power: Chaucer's Prioress Reconsidered'

    4. Medieval English nunneries c.1275 to 1535 - Eileen Power 1922

      Book  Note: This is a pioneering work in the field but note it was published in 1922 and many of its conclusions have been changed by more recent research

  17. Marginal Women: Prostitution 5 items
    1. Common women: prostitution and sexuality in Medieval England - Ruth Mazo Karras 1998, c1996

      Book 

    2. Reconsidering Gender, Time and Memory in Medieval Culture (Gender in the Middle Ages)

      Book  Especially article Remembering Birth in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century England - Fiona Harris-Stoertz

    3. Sisters and workers in the Middle Ages - Judith M. Bennett 1989

      Book  See Karras, 'The Regulations of Brothels', pp.100-134

  18. Marginal Women: Lesbians and Cross-Dressers 3 items
    1. Sexualities in history: a reader - Kim M. Phillips, Barry Reay 2002

      Book  See chapter "Ut cum muliere": A Male Transvestite Prostitute in Fourteenth-Century London Ruth Mazo Karras and David Lorenzo Boyd p. 90-104

    2. The lesbian premodern - Noreen Giffney, Michelle M. Sauer, Diane Watt 2011

      Book  See article by Judith M. Bennett, 'Remembering Elizabeth Etchingham and Agnes Oxenbridge' pp131-144

  19. Women and Crime 13 items
    1. Medieval crime and social control - Barbara Hanawalt, David Wallace ß1999 (electronic resource)

      Book  An interdisciplinary collection of essays

    2. Women in medieval society - Susan Mosher Stuard 1976

      Book  See Hanawalt, 'The female felon in 14th century England'

    3. Gender and Petty Crime in Late Medieval England - Karen Jones July 20, 2006 (Hardcover)

      Book 

    4. The final argument: the imprint of violence on society in medieval and early modern Europe - Donald J. Kagay, L. J. Andrew Villalon 1998

      Book  See chapter by Neville, 'War, women and crime in the northern English border lands'

    5. Violence in medieval society - Richard W. Kaeuper 2000

      Book 

    6. Gender and Petty Crime in Late Medieval England - Karen Jones July 20, 2006 (Hardcover)

      Book 

    7. Imprisoning Medieval Women - Gwen Seabourne 2011

      Book 

    8. Women, marriage, and family in medieval Christendom: essays in memory of Michael M. Sheehan, C.S.B. - Michael M. Sheehan, Constance M. Rousseau, Joel Thomas Rosenthal 1998

      Book  See chapter by M.H.Kerr, 'Husband and wife in criminal proceedings in medieval England', pp.211-254

  20. Individual Medieval Women: Margery Kempe 7 items
    1. Individual Medieval Women: Christine de Pisan 3 items
      1. The treasure of the city of ladies - Christine de Pisan 2003

        Book 

      2. The book of the city of ladies - Rosalind Brown-Grant, Christine 1999

        Book  Primary Text

      3. Medieval women writers - Katharina M. Wilson 1984

        Book  Contains useful chapter on Christine

  21. Individual Medieval Women: Other 1 item
    1. Elizabeth de Burgh, Lady of Clare (1295-1360): household and other records - Suffolk Records Society 2014

      Book 

  22. Women, Agency and the Law, 1300-1700 ("The Body, Gender and Culture") - Bronach Kane 21 Jan. 2016

    Book 

  23. Gender: places, spaces and thresholds (IHR Conference Series) - Victoria BludDiane HeathJoseph Klafter& 0 more 15 Nov. 2018

    Book 

  24. Reconsidering Gender, Time and Memory in Medieval Culture (Gender in the Middle Ages)

    Book  See especially article "Remembering Birth in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century England" - Fiona Harris-Stoertz

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