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Wretched Girls, Wretched Boys, and the Medieval Origins of the European Marriage Pattern

Wretched Girls, Wretched Boys, and the Medieval Origins of the European Marriage Pattern
125 Queen's Park, Room 310, Lillian Massey Building
Time: Oct 20th, 4:10 pm End: Oct 20th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 400-1200, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture by Judith Bennett, Professor Emerita, UNC-Chapel Hill and University of Southern California

The Centre for Medieval Studies presents

Wretched Girls, Wretched Boys, and the Medieval Origins of the European Marriage Pattern

 

Judith Bennett, Professor Emerita, UNC-Chapel Hill and University of Southern California. Judith Bennett works on the history of women in late medieval England, publishing extensively on peasant women, women's work, and never-married women. She has written about medieval history generally, including a biography of one medieval woman and a textbook on the European Middle Ages. And she also writes about feminist history, especially in her History Matters (2006), an extended commentary on current practices in women's and gender history. For more about Professor Bennett's publications and research, go here: https://usc.academia.edu/JudithBennett. For her textbook on medieval history, go to: http://www.medievaleuropeonline.com/

After retiring from UNC-CH in 2005, Professor Bennett took up a position at the the University of Southern California, from which she is, as of 2014, John R. Hubbard Chair in British History Emerita.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Centre for Medieval Studies at 416-978-4884

 

James le Palmer / anonymous illustrator Detail of an historiated initial 'S'(sponsus) of a man placing a ring on a woman's finger. British Library Royal MS 6 E VI, fol. 104 (14th century)

James le Palmer / anonymous illustrator
Detail of an historiated initial ‘S'(sponsus) of a man placing a ring on a woman’s finger.
British Library Royal MS 6 E VI, fol. 104 (14th century)

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