Between Pit and Pedestal: Women in the Middle Ages


“A fascinating and highly readable survey.”
— Library Journal

“Crusader and concubine, laundress and troubadour, mystic and midwife and miniaturist, beguine and bondwoman and the bersatrix rocking the cradle of kings — all find their rightful place in this bountiful compendium. With vast resourcefulness and a lively (and often irreverent) eye for the creaturely real, the authors make it impossible to sustain any last lingering illusions about the Middle Ages being ‘a man’s world.'”
— John Bugge, Emory University


Marty Williams and Anne Echols are both librarians. They are the editors of The Annotated Index of Medieval Women.