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The New Middle Ages

Motherhood and Mothering in Anglo-Saxon England

Authors: Dockray-Miller, M.

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Motherhood and Mothering in Anglo-Saxon England sifts through the historical evidence to describe and analyze a world of violence and intrigue, where mothers needed to devise their own systems to protect, nurture, and teach their children. Mary Dockray-Miller casts a maternal eye on Bede, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, and Beowulf to reveal mothers who created rituals, genealogies, and institutions for their children and themselves. Little-known historical figures - queens, abbesses, and other noblewomen - used their power in court and convent to provide education, medical care, and safety for their children, showing us that mothers of a thousand years ago and mothers of today had many of the same goals and aspirations.

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Mary Dockray-Miller teaches English in the College of Advancing Studies at Boston College.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Maternal Performers

    Pages 1-8

    Dockray-Miller, Mary

  • Matrilineal Genealogy and MildriĐ’s Maternal Legacy

    Pages 9-41

    Dockray-Miller, Mary

  • The Maternal Genealogy of ÆĐelflÆd, Lady of The Mercians

    Pages 43-76

    Dockray-Miller, Mary

  • The Mothers of Beowulf

    Pages 77-115

    Dockray-Miller, Mary

  • Afterword The Politics of Motherhood

    Pages 117-124

    Dockray-Miller, Mary

Buy this book

eBook £59.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-312-29963-7
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £74.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-312-22721-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Motherhood and Mothering in Anglo-Saxon England
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-312-29963-7
DOI
10.1057/9780312299637
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22721-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 161
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