What did it mean to be a women in Europe from Medieval to Early Modern times?

The historian Catherine Macaulay stated in her History of England, ‘the invidious censures which may ensue from striking into a path of literature rarely trodden by my sex……will not keep me mute in the cause of liberty.’ This statement reflected the resentment well-educated, independent thinking women of Europe felt toward the perceived inferiority of the female sex […]

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