[LMB] OT: Social structures, was Build your own Emperor

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Fri Sep 29 13:43:36 BST 2017



> On Sep 29, 2017, at 3:28 AM, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
> 
> Or they do just the opposite and buy into the fallacy that medieval women had no rights, or were more oppressed than in the early modern period. A brief glance at the wealthy or comfortably-well-off widows, the guild workers, and even inheritance laws and customs, reveal that they had more rights and power than their descendants until the 20th (or possibly late 19th) century. And that's not even talking about the great abbesses and female saints whose histories are well documents.

Some of the codifying about exactly what rights people had hadn’t been done.   Common sense and personal power were stronger.


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