Femina

£12.99

BBC historian Janina Ramirez has uncovered countless influential women’s names struck out of historical records, with the word ‘FEMINA’ annotated beside them. Male gatekeepers of the past ordered books to be burnt, artworks to be destroyed, and new versions of myths, legends and historical documents to be produced, which has manipulated our view of history. By weaving a vivid and evocative picture of the lives of the women who influenced their society, we discover not just why these remarkable individuals were removed from our collective memories, but also how many other misconceptions underpin our historical narratives, altering the course of history, upholding the oppressive masculine structures of their present, and affecting our contemporary view of the past.

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THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

‘Revelatory’ GUARDIAN

‘A firecracker somehow captured between two covers’ LUCY WORSLEY

An instant bestseller and one of the most celebrated history books of the year, Femina reveals the power and influence of medieval women who have been written out of our history. From royalty and religion to fame and fury, see the medieval world – and the women erased from it – with fresh eyes.

‘Absolutely brilliant and highly recommended’ CAITLIN MORAN

Femina is a ground-breaking history of the Middle Ages’ SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE

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Weight 0.318 kg
Dimensions 19.5 × 17.5 × 2.7 cm
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