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The Resource Medieval gentlewoman : life in a gentry household in the later Middle Ages, Ffiona Swabey

Medieval gentlewoman : life in a gentry household in the later Middle Ages, Ffiona Swabey

Label
Medieval gentlewoman : life in a gentry household in the later Middle Ages
Title
Medieval gentlewoman
Title remainder
life in a gentry household in the later Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Ffiona Swabey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study provides an important addition to current work on women in late medieval England. Its starting point is evidence from the life of one particular woman, Alice de Bryene, a Suffolk heiress of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. As a widow and owner of several large estates, she appears to have enjoyed greater status, influence and independence than most married women of the period." "Through an examination of Alice's "Household Book," and using other extant contemporary sources, the author has been able to illuminate the experiences of medieval women in general. The resulting work provides a vivid picture of life in the medieval household, examining marriage and widowhood, daily household and estate management, hospitality and entertainment, education, patronage, religious concerns and the private and public roles of medieval women of the estate-owning class."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ILC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swabey, Ffiona
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA247.D42
LC item number
S93 1999b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Bryene, Alice
  • Women
  • Women
  • Cities and towns, Medieval
  • Households
  • Middle Ages
  • England
Label
Medieval gentlewoman : life in a gentry household in the later Middle Ages, Ffiona Swabey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-206) and index
  • Published simultaneously by Sutton with subtitle: Life in a widow's household in the later Middle Ages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43002084
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 210 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780415925112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
Medieval gentlewoman : life in a gentry household in the later Middle Ages, Ffiona Swabey
Publication
Note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-206) and index
  • Published simultaneously by Sutton with subtitle: Life in a widow's household in the later Middle Ages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43002084
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 210 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780415925112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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