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The Status of Women in 1215

Lecture no. 20 from the course: Years that Changed History: 1215

The Status of Women in 1215

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

To tackle the subject of what the world was like in general for women in 1215, Professor Armstrong returns to medieval Europe, which was home to many powerful and well-educated women. Explore the lives of three exemplary women of the time: Hildegard of Bingen, Héloïse, and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

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m********t
September 13, 2019

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September 2, 2019

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b********m
July 26, 2019
I would have included Jigonhsasee, who co-founded the Iroquois League with two men (Hiawatha and Dekanawida). The Iroquois League lasted for several centuries, and it was governed by an assembly elected by both men and women. Ben Franklin said that the American colonies should try to form a similar league. Monarchies, such as the Aztecs and Incas, collapsed quickly after the Europeans arrived, but the Iroquois were able to hold their own for over 150 years.

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