The Paston Women: Selected Letters

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dc.contributor.author Watt, Diane
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-11T15:26:27Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-11T15:26:27Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Watt , D 2004 , The Paston Women: Selected Letters . D. S. Brewer . en
dc.identifier.isbn 1-84384-024-3
dc.identifier.other PURE: 83760
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1027
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1027
dc.description Watt, D. (Ed.). (2004). The Paston Women: Selected Letters. Library of Medieval Women. Rochester: D. S. Brewer. RAE2008 en
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
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher D. S. Brewer
dc.title The Paston Women: Selected Letters en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Department of English and Creative Writing en


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