Vol. 6 No. 2 (2019): School, university and racial laws in Italy. A historical-educational reflection between history, stories, testimony and autobiograhpy
Non-Monographic Section Articles

Medieval falsehoods regarding women

Angela Giallongo
Università di Urbino

Published 2019-11-28


  • . Keywords: falsehoods, exegesis, medieval didactic literature, women

How to Cite

Giallongo, A. (2019). Medieval falsehoods regarding women. Rivista Di Storia dell’Educazione, 6(2). https://doi.org/10.4454/rse.v6i2.190


This contribution hinges on lies as real historical evidence of gender relations, and therefore useful tools in the documentation of relations between the sexes. Indeed, without this kind of investigation, the history of the medieval mentality would lack an essential component. It is, however, possible to analyse French and Italian moral/didactic literature sources and their iconography and relate them to the official teachings imparted from the latter centuries of the second millennium