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Duby, Georges
Women of the Twelfth Century, Volume 2, Remembering the Dead

1. Edition December 1997
53.90 Euro
1997. 160 Pages, Hardcover
- Wiley & Sons Ltd -
ISBN 978-0-7456-1789-3 - John Wiley & Sons

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In this volume, one of the greatest medieval historians of our timecontinues his rich and illuminating enquiry into the lives oftwelfth-century women. Georges Duby bases his account here on atwelfth-century genre which commemorated the virtues of noblewomenwho had died, and the roles they had played in the history of theirlineage.

From these genealogical works a vivid picture emerges of the livesthese women led, the values they held, and the way in which theywere viewed by the priest and knights who wrote about them.

The first section outlines the way in which the dead, and thememory and tales of the dead, served to bond noble society in thetwelfth century. The second draws on the Gesta, written byDudo of Saint Quentin, and reflects on what it tells us about theroles ascribed to wives and concubines and women, in war and inpower. The third and final section reconstructs women as wives,mothers and widows through the work of Lambert, Priest ofArdres.

This book is part of a three-volume work on women in the MiddleAges. It will be of great interest to students and researchers inmedieval history, social history and women's history.

From the contents

Part I: Serving the Dead:.

1. The dead with the house.

2. Women and the dead.

3. Writing about the dead.

4. Remembering women.

Part II: Wives and concubines: .

1. The genealogy of a eulogy.

2. The trouble with women.

3. Wives.

4. Mistresses.

5. Arlette.
>Part 3: The Power of Women.

1. The context.

2. The witness.

3. Mother goddesses.

4. The couple.

5. Widows.




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