Medieval single women : the politics of social classification in late medieval England / Cordelia Beattie.

In a culture in which marriage was the desirable norm, and virginity was particularly prized in females, the categories 'virgin' and 'widow' held particular significance. This book investigates the uses of the category 'single woman'.

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access:Electronic book from Oxford Scholarship Online
Main Author: Beattie, Cordelia.
Format: eBook
Published:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.