Faculty of Arts


HISTORY 736 A & B

Medieval Women, c.1100-1500


Description

A study of the history and historiography of medieval women, this course considers what medieval women's history consists of, how it can or should be written and why it is worth writing. We take case studies of individual women including Eleanor of Aquitaine, HIldegard of Bingen, Margery Kempe, Heloise and Joan of Arc and consider how their experiences illuminate our wider understandings of themes such as queenship, female monasticism, lay devotion, scholarship, mysticism and heresy. We also examine women's life cycles, working lives and sexualities, and investigate how recent scholarship on medieval masculinities has transformed appreciation of the complexities of medieval gender.

To complete this course students must enrol in HISTORY 736 A and B.

Availability 2019

Not offered in 2019; planned for 2020

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Kim Phillips

Points

HISTORY 736A: 15.0 points

HISTORY 736B: 15.0 points


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