Femina by Janina Ramirez

Femina by Janina Ramirez

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A bestselling, groundbreaking reappraisal of medieval femininity, revealing why women have been written out of history, and why it matters, by Oxford historian Janina Ramirez. 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

Review: Revelatory… Ramirez shows again and again that dark age Europe was a far more various place than we like to believe * Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian *

One of Femina‘s greatest strengths is that it is not just a collection of medieval heroines, although there are inspirational stories aplenty in its pages, but also a readable and wide-ranging account of the Middle Ages – with the women put back in – that forces us to look at familiar stories in new ways * The Sunday Times *

It’s about time these stories had a wider audience. They’ve been waiting long enough. * Spectator *
Passionate, provocative and brilliant, this book is a firecracker somehow captured between two covers * Lucy Worsley, bestselling author of Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman *

Beautifully written, wonderfully free-ranging and gloriously original, Femina makes us look into the mists of history in new, exciting and provocative ways. A joyous read * Peter Frankopan, bestselling author of The Silk Roads *

Author Biography: Dr Janina Ramirez is a Sunday Times bestselling author, an Oxford lecturer, BBC broadcaster and researcher. She has presented and written over 30 hours of BBC history documentaries and series on TV and radio, and written seven books for children and adults.

Publisher: W H Allen
Published: 30 March 2023
Format: Paperback, 464p
ISBN: 9780753558263
Category: Women – History – Middle Ages, 500-1500

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