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    Over the medieval period oppression of women has been a problem and has not been solved up to now. Various movements have taken place against these dilemmas but they still exist in our nation and while they prevail they’ve given an upswing to problems and instances of obnoxious behavior. Women have been unjustly held back from achieving full equality for much of human history. In the novel ‘The Palace of Illusions’, Princess Panchali said “He was always trying to discourage me from attending Dhri’s

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    After re-reading chapters nine through thirteen, I came to the conclusion that women made very few significant contributions to culture in the Medieval West. This is not the case for lack of trying, though. It was tough for women to do much contributing in this time period.Men of the Medieval ages already had a “hostile attitude toward womankind, intensified perhaps by women’s increasing participation in some of the commercial activities traditionally dominated by men” (274). Thomas Aquinas went

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    Amitabh Bachchan once said, “Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go…”. This quote was all too true for the women in the Medieval Era. In this era, women did not have a lot of power or control over their life. Women did not get to select who they marry. They could not choose who they bore children too. Women did not get to decide what kind of work they wanted. They

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    Women In Medieval Times

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    A woman in medieval times was not considered a person, but property. A woman would be forced to wear layers of drab clothing, the style determining their social class ranking. A woman of wealth would wear decadent gowns and women in poverty would wear plain spun dresses. Their goal in life was to find a husband, to give in to his whims and be the epitome of submission. Sometimes, peasant girls would be forced to take up a trade prior to marriage. After the marriage, she was forced to give up this

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    The lives of the women in the Medieval Times, for the most part ,did not belong to them. Choices such as marriage, intimacy, childbirth and household responsibilities were thrust upon them by the elder family members and the men that became their husbands. How did these women survive? Did the hardships inflicted on them day after day on a continuous basis lead to mental illness or a religious awakening? Perhaps the women of the Medieval Times were more intelligent and capable than one was lead to

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    Medieval Noble Women

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    The life of a noble woman in High to Medieval France was largely determined by her marriage. Most of the marriages of the noble women were arranged by their parents for achieving profit maximization. For noble women, the familial path of arranged marriage was far more common than the personal path of marrying by personal choice. Marriage was largely based on power and wealth and was mostly arranged in an early age of a noble woman. Generally, a noble woman married in an early age to a suitable man

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    In medieval times, women were viewed as subordinate to men. They were considered “vulnerable to the powers of evil” and thought to not be involved in the church. The perfect woman in their time was compared to Mary in the Bible. She was an idealistic image to society, virginal, mild and pure. Even though they were viewed as subservient and useless, they were given opportunities to find themselves through Christianity. Within these opportunities for women were nuns, anchoresses and beguines. They

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    Medieval Women Essay

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    Medieval Women The roles of women in early Anglo-Saxon culture were strictly defined. Women were viewed as possessions and served the function of the peace-weaver. In this role women were married off to warring tribes to promote peace and were to perform duties such as passing the cup from warrior to warrior during ceremonial functions. Women in Anglo-Saxon culture possessed virtually no autonomy and consequently were consistently at the mercy of their lords or husbands. The sense of

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    The medieval community was primarily composed of religious beliefs of which the people lived by. Women in medieval times were considered lower ranked than men. They treated women as despicable outcasts in society. The fate of the woman was ultimately decided by the wealth and power of the man who she was going to marry. This would mean that she has now been deprived of all of her individual human rights. To the rest of society, women were generalized as powerless, illiterate, and useless. With the

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    Women were secretly the glue that held everything together during the medieval times. They were necessary to keeping the families growing and thriving. Women weren’t treated real well, even though they should have been, but they still did everything they were needed to, and that is pretty impressive. There were three main things that women were needed for in the medieval times and that was to do jobs, to have children, and to get married. They jobs women had are definitely not what I would consider

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