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2017 Units of Study

HSTY2682 - Portraits of Medieval Women

Semester 2, 2009  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Julie Ann Smith


Prostitutes, nuns, saints, mothers, mystics, alewives, pilgrims - the lives of medieval women in the 12th-15th centuries were rich and varied. Their experience and contributions to their medieval worlds come alive through insights into such broad categories such as family and marriage, intellectual and spiritual life, as well as through focused case studies. Students in this unit engage with the lives of medieval women through an array of textual and iconographic portraits as well as through a splendid scholarly literature.


one 800 word tutorial paper, one 2000 word essay, one 1200 word exam


two 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week


12 credit points of junior History, Ancient History or Asian Studies



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