Gender in the early medieval world East and West, 300-900

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, U.K, New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Sex role -- Europe -- History -- To 1500,
  • Women -- Europe -- History -- To 1500,
  • Men -- Europe -- History -- To 1500,
  • Feminist theory,
  • Europe -- Social conditions -- To 1492

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Leslie Brubaker and Julia M.H. Smith.
ContributionsBrubaker, Leslie., Smith, Julia M. H.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ1075.5.E85 G46 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 333 p. :
Number of Pages333
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15585417M
ISBN 100521013275, 0521813476
LC Control Number2003069751
OCLC/WorldCa54035406

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