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dc.contributor.advisorThornton, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorMağıltaş, Naileen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T18:11:01Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T18:11:01Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/28922
dc.descriptionAnkara : The Department of History, Bilkent University, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's) -- Bilkent University, 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 120-130.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to provide an insight into the role and place of women in late medieval England through a qualitative and quantitative examination of 403 women’s wills from 1300 to 1500. The sample used in this thesis is collected from different sources to establish a general profile of women from different regions of England as revealed by their distribution of property to wide range of relations formed within and outside the household. A woman’s right to hold property, and in relation to this, her testamentary behaviour were affected by her marital status, class, and most especially, by her gender. Though disadvantaged under testamentary law, women used an official arena such as wills to control the way their modest wealth and property were distributed after death. Medieval women’s wills were almost the only source in which women directly narrated their life stories, and by means of their iv wills, late medieval English women provided for their souls, their family and also their friends. It is apparent from the evidence of their wills that women not only followed the characteristics attributed to their sex but that the act of will-writing also gave most women an opportunity to be autonomous and assertive. Thus, women distributed freely their personal possessions for the well-being of those who were important and dear to them at least when they were close to death.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityMağıltaş, Naileen_US
dc.format.extentx, 130 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectwomenen_US
dc.subjectwillsen_US
dc.subjecttestatricesen_US
dc.subjectbequestsen_US
dc.subjectbeneficiariesen_US
dc.subjectlate medieval Englanden_US
dc.subject.lccHQ1147.G7 M34 2009en_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen--England--History--Middle Ages, 500-1500.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen--England--Social conditions.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen--England--Economic conditions.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWills-- --England--History.en_US
dc.title"Acta est fabula, plaudite!" : the role of women in late medieval England : the evidence from willsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidBILKUTUPB118455


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