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Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England

@inproceedings{Beattie2007MedievalSW,
  title={Medieval Single Women: The Politics of Social Classification in Late Medieval England},
  author={Cordelia Beattie},
  year={2007}
}
INTRODUCTION Medieval classification schemes Single woman as a category of difference 1. Classification in Cultural Context Clean maids, true wives, and steadfast widows Femmes soles Marriage, social change, and the politics of classification 2. The Single Woman in a Penitential Discourse Penitential discourse, women, and sexual sin Fourteen degrees of active lechery Seven states of chastity 3. The Single Woman in a Fiscal Discourse The schedule for the 1379 tax and the classification process… 
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