The Resource Medieval single women : the politics of social classification in late medieval England, Cordelia Beattie

Medieval single women : the politics of social classification in late medieval England, Cordelia Beattie

Label
Medieval single women : the politics of social classification in late medieval England
Title
Medieval single women
Title remainder
the politics of social classification in late medieval England
Statement of responsibility
Cordelia Beattie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"All societies use classification in order to understand and impose order on society. In this book, Cordelia Beattie views classification as a political act, an act of power: those classifying must make choices about which divisions are most important or about who falls into which category, and such choices have repercussions. Rather than isolate gender as a variable, this book examines how it relates to other social cleavages. Using a variety of approaches, from social and cultural history, gender history, and medieval studies, its original methodology offers an innovative approach to a range of historical texts, from pastoral manuals to tax returns and guild registers."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.81/5309420902
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1147.E85
LC item number
B43 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Medieval single women : the politics of social classification in late medieval England, Cordelia Beattie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-171) and index
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Contents
1. Classification in cultural context -- 2. The single woman in penitential discourse -- 3. The single woman in fiscal discourse -- 4. The single woman in guild texts -- 5. 'Singlewoman' as a personal designation -- Conclusion : cultural intersections
Control code
000041735170
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 179 p.
Isbn
9780199283415
Lccn
2007023808
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.b23945291
System control number
osouk0199283419

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