Annotated Index of Medieval Women

This is the most exhaustive bibliography in the field, compiled by two librarians who are also trained historians. Over 1,500 women who lived between 800 and 1500 C.E. are listed alphabetically, and details on nationality and brief summaries of available biographical references are provided.

Women are grouped within the following categories: arts and entertainment; education; children; family and interpersonal relations; adultery and prostitution; the law; medicine; occupation and employment; crime and criminals; religion and heresy; political activities; classes; bibliography of all sources.

Related Material: Between Pit and Pedestal: Women in the Middle Ages


Marty Williams and Anne Echols are librarians.