Adorei esse livro. Muito. É bem detalhado e fala sobre as mulheres medievais em diversos aspectos da sociedade na época: sexo, casamento, maternidade, trabalho, religião, cultura, etc.
The dazzling splendours of the court of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine during the next decades have overshadowed the achievements of earlier patrons such as Constance, but there ir continuinity here through the glamorous new styles introduced from Eleanor’s homelands of southern France. Eleanor is famed as a patron of the latest artistic fashions, queen of the ethic of ‘courtly love’, and of troubadour poetry; like Constance, she was also the recipient of a French vernacular history, complete with Arthurian heroes, based on Geoffrey of Monmouth’s rendition. This was the Roman de Brut, written by a clerk named Wace and dedicated to ‘the noble Eleanor, high King Henry’s queen’. It may have been through the marriage of Eleanor’s daughter, Matilda, to Duke Henry of Saxony that such Arthurian stories first reached Germany.
LEYSER, Henrietta. Medieval women: a social history of women in England 450-1500. 4th reimp. London: Ted Smart, 2002. 337 p.