Show simple item record Diane en_US 2008-11-11T15:26:27Z 2008-11-11T15:26:27Z 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 1-84384-024-3 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Watt , D 2004 , The Paston Women: Selected Letters . Boydell & Brewer . en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 83760 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1027 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Paston letters form one of only two surviving collections of fifteenth-century correspondence, in their case especially rich in letters from the women of the family. Clandestine love affairs, secret marriages, violent family rows, bickering with neighbours, battles and sieges, threats of murder and kidnapping, fears of plague: these are just some of the topics discussed in the letters of the Paston women. Diane Watt's introduction seeks to place these letters in the context of medieval women's writing and and medieval letter writing. Her interpretive essay reconstructs the lives of these women by examining what the letters reveal about women's literacy and education, life in the medieval household, religion and piety, health and medicine, and love, marriage, family relationships, and female friendships in the middle ages. This volume modernizes selected letters of the Paston Women with an introduction, critical essay and comprehensive bibliography. en_US
dc.publisher Boydell & Brewer en_US
dc.title The Paston Women: Selected Letters en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of English and Creative Writing en_US

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