A few good books on the subject of medieval women . . .
Lisa M. Bitel and Felice Lifshitz (eds.) Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe: New Perspectives (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008)
- Some fruits of the contemporary reappraisal of religious sources of many kinds for understanding the lives of medieval women and men
Leigh Ann Craig, Wandering Women and Holy Matrons: Women as Pilgrims in the Later Middle Ages (Leiden: Brill, 2009)
- Pilgrimage was an available form of religious devotion for many, and had a complicated and illuminating relationship to women’s culturally accepted roles.
Marie Anne Mayeski, Women at the Table: Three Medieval Theologians (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2004)
- Drawing out the theological content of medieval hagiographies; includes a chapter on Bounivia’s Life of Radegunde, “A Theology of Power”
Liz Herbert McAvoy, Anchoritic Traditions of Medieval Europe (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell, 2010)
A. Minnis, R. Voaden (eds.) Medieval Holy Women in the Christian Tradition, C. 1100-1500 (Brepols Publishers, 2010)
Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker and Jocelyn Wogan-Browne (eds.) Household, Women, and Christianities in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Brepols, 2006)
Elizabeth Alvida Petroff, (ed.) Medieval Women’s Visionary Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986)
Virginia Chieffo Raguin and Sarah Stanbury (eds.) Women’s space: Patronage, Place, and Gender in the Medieval Church (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005)
Margaret Schaus, ed. Women and gender in medieval Europe: an Encyclopedia (New York: Routledge, 2006)
Jennifer C. Ward, Women in Medieval Europe, 1200-1500 (New York: Longman, 2002)
Bonnie Wheeler (ed.) Representations of the Feminine in the Middle Ages (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1995)