Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris

Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris
Author : Sharon A. Farmer
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Total Pages : 198
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : 0801472695
ISBN 13 : 9780801472695
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farmer extends and deepens the understanding of urban poverty in the high middle ages. She explores the ways in which cultural elites thought about the poor and shows that their conceptions of poor men and women were derived from the roles assigned to men and women in the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis - men are associated with productive labour; of labour within the public realm, and women with reproductive labour; or labour within the private realm.