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    Women In Medieval Europe

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    Middle East consisted of Islam and Medieval Europe was Christian and both societies were dominated by a powerful religious head. Medieval Europe had less intellectual achievements than that of the Abbasids, whose dynasty was founded by his descendants. Yet Christianity was more centralized than the Islamic. There are many comparisons and contrasts among both Islamic and Medieval Europe societies in there statuses, genders, religions, and wealth. First off, Medieval Europe had less achievements than

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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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    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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    Women In Medieval Times

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    Women Living the life of a female in the medieval times was difficult and women had no right and no say in their future because it was already planned out for them. For women who were born poor, they had to start working as soon as they were physically able to. They would keep on working till there twenties till they would finally get married and start a family. This is because there family needed them to keep on working for as long as possible before they started their own new family. For

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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 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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