Uppity Women of Medieval Times

Uppity Women of Medieval Times

Vicki Leon

Book - 1997
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This guide to the feisty women of medieval times profiles 200 of these fair and unfair damsels from around the world. There's English rose Hilda of Whitby, Viking leader Aud the Deep-Minded and Wu Zhao of China, who chose to concubine, connive, murder and machiavelli her way to a 50 year reign.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Conari Press, 1997
ISBN: 9781573240390
1573240397
Branch Call Number: 305.409 LEO 1997
Characteristics: 247 p. : ill

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abkeller Feb 10, 2013

What an incredible book this is! I’ve never heard of most of these women and my conception of history was vastly altered by reading its pages. Whether it was Alison la Jourdain, Esther Quira, the revolutionary entertainment proposed by Izumono Okuni, Raziya, Maria Cunitz, Phillipa of Hainault or Marguerite de la Roque, these women stepped up and took charge at a time when women were supposed to be meek and biddable. Quite a few of them juggled power and politically-motivated, money hungry husbands, nobles, kings and popes, as well. I look forward to reading more of the series of these wild women!

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