Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Author(s): 
Muravyeva, Marianna
Author(s): 
Toivo, Raisa Maria
ISBN: 
9780415537230
Date published: 
December 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe challenges the canonical gender concept while trying to understand what gender meant in the medieval and early modern world. Despite the emphasis on individual, identity and difference that past research claims, much of this history still focuses on hierarchical or dichotomous pairings of masculinity and femininity. The central focus of this book is to test, verify and challenge this methodology and use concepts of gender specifically applicable to the period of great change and transition.