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Meanings of singleness : the single woman in late medieval England.

  title={Meanings of singleness : the single woman in late medieval England.},
  author={Cordelia Beattie},
This thesis is positioned within two debates: a specific one about who is the ̀ single woman' and what is her place in society; and a more general one about whether a positivist social history approach or a poststructuralist one is more useful and fitting for a feminist historian. The thesis argues that a more flexible approach to both single women and methodology can be productive. To recognise the merits of both sides of a debate and adopt a middle position need not be a compromise but may in… Expand
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