Medieval Women Writers
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ï»¿How did the development of nation-states in the late Middle Ages affect women?
they lost the ability to be anchoresses
they lost much of their political and economic power
they were able to acquire more political capital
they took on more important roles in the economy
What is a "lay" in medieval literature?
a short lyrical poem
a story of a saint's life
a type of book of hours
a devotional text used by anchoresses
Which of the following best characterize noble women in the Middle Ages?
they were expected to fix problems in their husbands' absence
they ran the household
they were expected to be religious role models
All of the Above
How do historians explain the increase in the number of troubadours in the Middle Ages?
the public disinterest in popular tales about romance
the increased interest in stories written in medieval Latin
the decreased public interest in religious stories
the French lords' lack of interest in tales of courtly love
Which literary device is most important structurally in The Book of the City of Ladies?
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