A) How did the various changes that occurred over the course of the medieval and early modern periods (for example, social, economic, cultural, religious, etc.) affect women? Select what you see as the five most important changes during this period, and write an essay answering this question, being sure, for each change, to discuss how it affected (or did not affect) women of each of the Three Estates of medieval and early modern Europe, using specific examples. You must back up your points with brief quotes from at least 4 primary sources. (between 2½ and 3 pages)
B) Do you think that “feminism” can be said to exist before the French Revolution? Explain and justify your answer, briefly discussing the existence (or lack thereof) of feminism in the ancient period, Middle Ages, early modern period, and French Revolution, and supporting your answer with as much evidence and as many examples as possible. You must back up your points with brief quotes from at least 2 primary sources. (between 1½ and 2 pages)
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