Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2003

264 Pages | 6 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719059643

Bookseller Code (06)


Medieval maidens

Young women and gender in England, 1270-1540

Kim M. Phillips

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Studies MUP

  • The first study on medieval women to treat young women or 'maidens' separately and at length
  • The book makes a contribution to gender studies through its study of medieval girls' acquisition of appropriate roles and identities, and their own attitudes towards these roles
  • Examines the experiences and voices of young womanhood
  • Provides insights into ideals of feminine gender roles and identities at different social levels

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