Unquiet Women : From the Dusk of the Roman Empire to the Dawn of the Enlightenment-9781788543422

Unquiet Women : From the Dusk of the Roman Empire to the Dawn of the Enlightenment

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Unquiet Women is an exquisitely crafted patchwork of the forgotten lives of some of the most remarkable women in history. History is polyphonic; it must be told by many voices. In Unquiet Women, Max Adams brings to life the voices and experiences of women living between the last days of Rome and the Enlightenment, whose stories of creativity, intellect and influence are all too rarely told.

From Wynflaed, the Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who owned male slaves and badger-skin gowns, to Mary Astell, the philosopher who out-thought John Locke, this is a kaleidoscopic study of women's history before the Enlightenment changed everything. In this rigorous work of rescue and recovery, their voices can be heard across the centuries - still passionate and still strong.


Published 12/11/2020 in United Kingdom
Paperback | 304 pages, 2 x 8pp colour