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Unformatted text preview: source. Caddens Meanings of Sex Differences in the Middle Ages is a secondary source. It contains multiple sources to explain how women were viewed and in some cases mentions sources within a source such as the medieval referencing of Latin writers by medical writers and natural philosophers. The text explains how Latin texts analyzing the differences between male and female animals in nature served as a basis for the medieval thinking that women were different from males in complexion, shape, and disposition. The pictures are both primary and secondary sources. They show in their imagery how people from each of the time periods the images were produced would have viewed the creation story of Adam and Eve. But they are a secondary source in that they are not firsthand but an interpretation....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 245 taught by Professor Mclaughlin during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
- Spring '08