European dating in the 1500 s
The MSt in British and European History, from 1500 to the Present, aims to improve your practical and intellectual grasp of research processes, ability to conceptualise and engage with historical problems, and enlarge your understanding of the historical and historiographical context within which your own research is set.You will have access to a wide range of both generic and subject-specific training within the field.Other Polish sources likely to contain information about women are law court protocols, correspondence between nobles, petitions submitted by Jews to Polish authorities, loan records, tax records and property inventories.
Religious and magical beliefs and practices may have emerged in an effort to coerce the superhuman forces thought to animate or direct the natural world.
The course will encourage you to develop practical and intellectual familiarity with advanced research in both British and continental European history.
You will be encouraged to develop your knowledge of a foreign language in parallel to your course work.
Scholars long maintained that the dearth of source material containing information on women prevented incorporating them into the historical narrative about the Jews in Poland (or, as it was officially called in this period, The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, as a result of the federation in 1569 between Poland—including most of today’s Ukraine—and what was then Lithuania—including also today’s Belarus, Latvia and part of Estonia). There are several main classes of sources which are rich in material pertaining to women.
The first is Yiddish books, whose readers were largely female and which illustrate what Jewish women read and the societal expectations of them that the authors (mostly male members of the rabbinic elite) represented.