history-renaissance/middle ages

How were women viewed in the medieval times? What would medieval men have said about Petrarch's (poet) view on women?
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asked by christina


  1. This site will give you an idea of women in Medieval culture.
    http://www.dfwx.com/medieval_cult.html

    Check out the section on his relationship with his daughter, and the section on Laura.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrarch

    This is a page from a book.... very interesting comment on Petrarch and women.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=qawAmAVIMSQC&pg=PA150&lpg=PA150&dq=Petrarch's+(poet)+view+on+women&source=web&ots=hZUN7vHWuG&sig=lYuG5H2LvgfbwvWKiJVNw23ylOg&hl=en&ei=JTWPSc6FMaSoNYjQiJkL&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result

    posted by GuruBlue

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