Women in the Middle Ages (HIST. 3900-201)

UMass Lowell
History Department

Spring 2018

Prof. Lauren Fogle

M/W/F  10-10:50am


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detail of stained glass portrait of St. Margaret
Master Walter the Glazier, Exeter Cathedral, choir, clerestory,
Great East Window: St. Margaret
Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi of Great Britain

Welcome to Professor Fogle's course, Women in the Middle Ages.

This course will explore medieval Europe through the female lens. We will illuminate the influence of women on war, politics, business, religion and culture. We will study queens, writers, artists, nuns, businesswomen, and peasants in order to understand how women shaped the medieval world, how they were shaped by it, and how they contributed to the brilliance of the Renaissance.


Required Text for the Course

Women in Medieval Europe: 1200-1500 by Jennifer Ward

(This e-book should be available to all students in the course. If you are off campus you may need to log in to the library to access the title.)