Presentation on theme: "The woman in the Middle Ages. Woman in the Middle Ages Devil Mother Church Madonna Wife."— Presentation transcript:
The woman in the Middle Ages
Woman in the Middle Ages Devil Mother Church Madonna Wife
The Middle Ages are commonly dated from the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century to the beginning of the Early Modern Period in the 16th century, marked by the rise of nation-states.
CHURCH AND MONASTICISM The Catholic Church was the major unifying cultural influence, preserving its selection from Latin learning, maintaining the art of writing, and a centralized administration through its network of bishops.
Women’s position Woman MadonnaTemptors
How was the woman considered by the society Woman MotherWife Prostitute (the wife of Bath)
A woman was not allowed: To participate in public life To be a citizen To be a knight To administere estates To run shops To study
Women were not allowed to study Many unmarried women entered convents. Nunneries offered women the chance to become educated
What a woman had to do Work for a living in the fields Feeding the family Clothing the family
Women as objects From living under the hand of the father women moved to living under the hand of their husbands
Young single women wore their hair loose, but married women were expected to keep their hair covered as sign of modesty Clothing
Since the Middle Ages women were paid less than men Salary
The End CREDITS: Kubickova, Galopin, Gaio, Dreossi