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Women’s Work in Catalonia with Sarah Ifft Decker

We know that women in the Middle Ages worked and contributed in vital ways to their families and communities, but where do we find the evidence? And what can it tell us? This week, Danièle speaks with Sarah Ifft Decker about women’s work in medieval Catalonia, how we can trace it, and how it differed from city to city and faith to faith.

Sarah Ifft Decker an Assistant Professor of History at Rhodes College, and the author of many articles and book chapters on Jewish and Christian women, marriage, conversion, and money in Catalonia. Her new book is The Fruit of Her Hands: Jewish and Christian Women’s Work in Medieval Catalan Cities.


She’s also the creator and host of Media-eval: A Medieval Pop Culture Podcast. You can follow Sarah on Twitter at @sarahifftdecker.

See also the episode: Christians and Jews in 13th-century England, with Adrienne Williams Boyarin

The creator and host of The Medieval Podcast is Danièle Cybulskie. Click here to visit her website or follow her on Twitter @5MinMedievalist


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Top Image: British Library MS Additional 27210 fol. 15r