This week, Danièle speaks with Eleanor Janega about medieval womanhood, the ideal feminine body in the Middle Ages, and how past perceptions of women’s roles are still affecting society today.
Eleanor Janega is a historian and guest teacher at the London School of Economics. Her current research focuses on the conceptualisation of sex and its influence on society in the medieval and early modern period. You can learn more about Eleanor on her Patreon or follow her on Twitter @GoingMedieval
Eleanor’s new book is The Once and Future Sex: Going Medieval on Women’s Roles in Society, published by WW Norton & Co. Click here to buy it on Amazon.com.
Anyway the point is we change what is socially good all the time, but what stays static is that women are not socially good.
Anyway, buy my book please, because I am tired of these takes. Thank you.https://t.co/oaBGboTT9g
— Dr Eleanor Janega (@GoingMedieval) November 21, 2022
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Top Image: UBH Cod. Pal. germ. 33 fol. 558v