Work of the Fellows: Monographs

Elizabeth A. Clark, Sisters and Workers in the Middle Ages

Clark, Elizabeth A. (Fellow, 1988-89; 2001-02)

Clark, Elizabeth A. (Fellow, 1988-89; 2001-02); Bennett, Judith M.; O'Barr, Jean; Vilen, B. Anne; Westphal-Wihl, Sarah, ed.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989

From the publisher's description:

Focusing on medieval women with a wide range of occupations and life-styles, the interdisciplinary essays in this collection examine women’s activities within the patriarchal structures of the time. Individual essays explore women’s challenges to a sexual ideology that confined them strictly to the roles of wives, mothers, and servants. Also included are sections on women and work, cultural production and literacy, and religious life


Subjects: History; Gender and Sexuality; Middle Ages; Women; Monastics; Women's History; Social History