This encyclopedia contains several hundred entries on the culture, history and
circumstances of women in the Middle Ages, from the years 500 to 1500 C.E. The
geographical scope of this work is wide, with entries on women from England,
France, Germany, Japan, and other nations around the world. There are entries on
queens, empresses, and other women in positions of leadership as well as entries
on topics such as work, marriage and family, households, employment, religion,
and various other aspects of women's lives in the Middle Ages. Genealogies of
queens and empresses accompany the text in an appendix.