They were wives and writers, lovers and soldiers, mothers and midwives, scientists and traders. The day-to-day lives of medieval women of all classes and callings are often glossed over in modern history courses in favor of sequences of events. Not so here. This is the City of Women.

The City of Women was a book written by one of the most active feminists among medieval women, Christine de Pisan. The book was essentially a treatise on decorum for women of all classes and occupations. Our web-city highlights the roles, so often invisible, of medieval women.

 THE INQUISITION

 So how much DO you know about medieval women? Take our quiz and find out.

 VISIT THE CITY

 Take a tour to examine the roles -- predictable and unexpected -- of medieval women.

 BIOGRAPHIES

 In the City, you'll find a lot of general information about the lives of medieval women in various occupations. If you're looking for information about specific women, look here.

 SISTER CITIES

 We found lots of information about the Middle Ages, medieval women, and feminism on the web. If you enjoyed our site, take a look at these!

 MISCELLANY

 Copyright information, people and institutions who deserve our undying gratitude, and information on the members of ThinkQuest Team 12834 (Troy Scheid and Laura Toon) the creators of this website.

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