May 7, 2010
History Professor Theresa Earenfight, chair of the Medieval Studies Program, has just published Women and Wealth in Late Medieval Europe (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), a collection of essays. The book examines the issue of women, money, wealth, and power from distinctive perspectives—literature, history, architectural history.
Employing theories on gender, culture, and power, this volume reveals wealth as both the motive force in gender relations and a precise indicator of other, more subtle, forms of power and influence mediated by gender.
Earenfight is known internationally for her scholarship on medieval Europe and gender issues. She also recently published the monograph The King’s Other Body: María of Castile and the Crown of Aragon (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).
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