Medieval Feminism

Medieval Feminism

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 131 , Segment 2

Episode: New Orleans, Military Families, Medieval Feminism

  • Aug 31, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 15:35 mins

Guest: Paula Findlen, Ph.D., Professor of Italian History and Chair of the Department of History at Stanford University  The women of Bologna are so legendary, there’s even a page dedicated to them on the Italian city’s tourism website. They’re known as Medieval Feminists – highly-educated and influential at a time when women were generally considered less-than-men.  Their stories are a point of great pride in Italy. They’re also largely fiction according to the research of Paula Findlen.