Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

Spring 2015

Publication Title

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching






Helen Jewell’s Women in Dark Age and Early Medieval Europe c. 500–1200 considers the role of women from all strata of society and the reality of their lives during the medieval period. The strength of this publication is that it ties together several narrowly focused studies of women to provide a broader point of reference. In the examination of women’s lives, the author does not restrict her focus to women in positions of power but rather explores how particular regions, social and economic systems, and the passage of time affected women of all classes. The author is careful to include historical information to broaden the readers’ familiarity with the time period.


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