They were wives and writers, lovers and soldiers, mothers and midwives, scientists and traders. The day-to-day lives of medieval women of all classes and callings are often glossed over in modern history courses in favor of sequences of events. Not so here. This is the City of Women.
The City of Women was a book written by one of the most active feminists among medieval women, Christine de Pisan. The book was essentially a treatise on decorum for women of all classes and occupations. Our web-city highlights the roles, so often invisible, of medieval women.
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|Take a tour to examine the roles -- predictable and unexpected -- of medieval women.|
|In the City, you'll find a lot of general information about the lives of medieval women in various occupations. If you're looking for information about specific women, look here.|
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