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WAIG Women’s Discussion Group
14 August 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm$8 - $10
Book Review – Penny Nash is the author of “Empress Adelheid and Countess Matilda: Medieval Female Rulership and the Foundations of European Society”. The book compares two successful, elite women, Empress Adelheid (931-999) and Countess Matilda (1046-1115), for their relative ability to retain their wealth and power during the profound social changes of the eleventh century. These two women are analyzed under three categories, which encourages a better understanding of gender relations in both the past and the present.