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Letters of Medieval Women - Edited by Anne Crawford

Sutton, 2002, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

From the cover: “While many collections of medieval letters already exist, they are dominated by male writers. In this unique compendium, Anne Crawford has compiled a selection of intriguing letters written exclusively by medieval women between approximately 1200 and 1500. Introduced and set in context by the editor, the letters are arranged by recipient rather than subject and emphasise the writers' relationships with their families — parents, siblings, husband and children — and their wider social networks. The letters enable medieval women from landed society to reach us in their own words, presenting their experiences far more clearly than any other type of surviving record. They reveal the important role that a lady played in maintaining the ‘worship’ of her family in local society.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 262
ISBN: 0750927984

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