Foreword: Eileen Power, 1889-1940 Maxine Berg; Preface; 1. Medieval ideas about women; 2. The lady; 3. The working woman in town and country; 4. The education of women; 5. Nunneries; Notes; List of illustrations; Bibliography; Index.
A vivid portrayal of women in the Middle Ages, with an engaging essay on Eileen Power by Maxine Berg.
A delightful book, beautifully illustrated with over 40 illustrations. It provides insights into some of the historical contingencies that have been responsible for moulding subsequent images of women. The Times Educational Supplement Agreeably written, but formidably incisive. New Statesman & Society The book, elegantly produced and lavishly illustrated, may be warmly commended to the historian and general reader alike. British Book News