The Fourth Estate: A History of Women in the Middle Ages

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Index

a
abbesses 30 , 31 , 37 -8, 40 , 44 , 47 , 116
Abélard, Peter 25 , 26 , 29 , 32 -3, 50 , 74 -5, 76 , 77 , 142 , 168 , 263
abortion 123 -5
Adalmodis, Countess 151
Adelaide, daughter of William the Conqueror 160
adultery:
grounds for annulment 137 ;
involving apprentices 199 ;
literature 110 -12;
penalties 18 - 19 , 106 -9, 218 ;
refs.76 , 121 , 230 , 280
Aelred of Rievaulx 100 -1
Agnes of Prague 43
Alberti, Leon Battista Libri de la Famiglia178 , 217
Albighensian Crusade 264
Amalric 252
Angela of Foligno, Mystic 56 , 60 , 61 , 63 , 105
Anglicus, Bartholomaeus 109 , 184
Anselm, Saint 24 , 25 , 143 , 144 , 160
Anselm of Laon 278
Antoninus of Florence 72 , 125
apprenticeship 198 , 199 , 200 , 211 , 214 , 218 , 231
Aquinas, Saint Thomas Summa Theologica24 , 57 , 68 , 70 , 73
Ariès, Philip Centuries of Childhood103 , 106 , 159 , 185 , 233 , 236
Aristotle, on contraception 120
Arnold of Brescia 252 , 266 , 267
Arnold of Villanova 120 , 270
Auerbach, A.Mimesis6
Augustine, Saint, of Hippo 23 , 24 , 69 , 124 , 206
Augustinian Order 45
Aumale, Countess 149
Avicenna, medical writings 120 , 123 , 124

b
Baldwin VIII of Flanders 146
Baldwin IX of Flanders 148
Balzac, Honore de 185 , 189
Barberino, Francesco, advice to women, 94 , 113 , 183 , 184 , 196
bastards 113 -20
Beatrice of Brabant 130
Beatrice of Tuscany 146
Beaumanoir, P.de, French Jurist, 14 , 89 , 92 , 95 , 107 , 117
Beauvoir, Simone de 161
Beguinages 200 , 207 , 265
Beguine sisterhood 43 , 52 -5, 64 , 253 ;
schools 53 , 215 ;
work 53 , 200 ;
refs.36 , 59 , 63 , 274
Belota the Jewess 203
Benedictine Order 29 , 30 , 34 ;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations viii
  • Preface xi
  • Foreword xvii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - Public and Legal Rights 11
  • 3 - Nuns 22
  • 4 - Married Women 65
  • 5 - Women in the Nobility 126
  • 6 - Townswomen 174
  • 7 - Women in the Peasantry 220
  • 8 - Witches and the Heretical Movements 251
  • Notes 281
  • Index 344
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