The Role of woman in the Middle Ages papers of the sixth annual conference of the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton, 6-7 May 1972

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  • Women -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500 -- Congresses,
  • Social history -- Medieval, 500-1500 -- Congresses,
  • Women -- Social conditions -- Congresses,
  • Women in literature -- Congresses

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementedited by Rosmarie Thee Morewedge.
ContributionsMorewedge, Rosmarie Thee, 1943- ed., State University of New York at Binghamton. Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies.
LC ClassificationsHQ1143 .R73
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 195 p. :
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5059438M
ISBN 10087395274X, 0873952758
LC Control Number74023227

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