"...an original and fresh mapping of the territory it examines..." Journal of English and Germanic Philology
"...[an] invaluable collection of essays...Highly recommended" Choice
"Chapters invoke the many texts that shaped medieval women's lives, [...] providing the contextual information necessary to comprehend how women came into contact with and contributed to medieval women's culture." Arthuriana
This Companion seeks to recover the lives and particular experiences of medieval women by concentrating on the texts they wrote as well as texts that attempted to shape their lives. Contributors consider the lives and writings of remarkable women, including Marie de France, Heloise, and Joan of Arc among others.