Medieval maidens

Young women and gender in England, 1270-1540

By Kim Phillips

Medieval maidens
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  • ISBN: 9780719059643
  • Publish Date: Mar 2003
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    The first study on medieval women to treat young women or 'maidens' separately and at length. The book makes a contribution to gender studies through its study of medieval girls' acquisition of appropriate roles and identities, and their own attitudes towards these roles. Examines the experiences and voices of young womanhood. Provides insights into ideals of feminine gender roles and identities at different social levels.


    List of abbreviations
    Note on texts
    Medieval youth, Constructing gender, Approach and sources
    1. Attributes
    Bodies, Minds, Exit Points, Perfect Age, Conclusion
    2. Upbringing
    Modes of learning, Teachers, Messages, Conclusion
    3. Work
    Noble service, Town and country, Conclusion
    4. Sexualities
    Sexual boundaries, Flirtation and fantasy, Conclusion
    5. Voices
    'Send more clothes', 'Marry me', 'Ave Maria', Restive voices, Conclusion


    Kim M. Phillips is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Auckland

    Medieval maidens

    By Kim Phillips

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