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HIST 245-Microtheme One - source Cadden’s Meanings of Sex...

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Microtheme One Weisner’s Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe is a secondary source. It uses many sources to depict what the ideas and laws regarding women were. By referring to different literary texts and authors, the text explains that ideas about women based on tradition, biology, or religion influenced the legal system and law codes in early modern Europe. Amt’s Women’s Lives In Medieval Europe is both a primary and secondary source. The before explanations given as an overview explanation of the different texts of the Bible are secondary. Highlighted readings from Genesis, the Gospels, Epistles of St. Paul and letters of St. Jerome are first hand accounts making them primary sources. St. Jerome’s letters reference the Old Testament of the Bible and also an ancient writer, Theophrastus, as a basis for his argument which makes his letters also a secondary
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Unformatted text preview: source. Cadden’s 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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