...in which I share some of my favorite medieval research resources and methods for the benefit of others interested in also writing about the Middle Ages

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Book Drawing for "Medieval Women" by Eileen Power

I've just been cleaning out my closet, where I found a box loaded with medieval research books I apparently didn't have bookshelf space for and had "temporarily" stuffed into my closet....a "temporary" stuffing that lasted long enough for me to completely forget I owned this lovely stack of books.

The good news is, I am now (at this very moment, except for the time that it's taking me to type this post) making room to finally display these books on a well-earned shelf where they might actually be able to help me with my research now!

The bad news is, once again, I discovered that I bought a duplicate copy of a research book I already own. This one is called Medieval Women, written by Eileen Power, edited by M.M. Postan. But once again, my bad luck is your good luck because rather than give my extra copy away to the library, I've decided to hold a contest and give my extra copy away to one of the followers of Medieval Research with Joyce instead!

Here is a description of Medieval Women:

"Throughout her career as a medieval historian, Eileen Power was engaged on a book about women in the Middle Ages. She did not live to write the book but some of the material she collected found its way into her popular lectures on medieval women. These lectures are now brought together, edited by M.M. Postan, and reveal the world in which women lived, were educated, worked, and worshipped. Power gives a vivid account of the worlds of the lady, the peasant, the townswoman, and the nun. The result is a historical yet intimate picture of a period gone by yet with resonances for today. It offers an intimate portrait of the writer and social historian."

How can you win a copy of this lovely research book? By doing one of the following. If you do all three, you'll receive three entries in the drawing!

(1) Leave a comment on this blog telling me why you would like to win this book.

(2) Become a follower of Medieval Research with Joyce, then email me at jdipastena@yahoo.com to let me know you've become a follower. (If you're already a follower, email me to let me know that and you'll be automatically entered in the drawing.)

(3) Subscribe to Medieval Research with Joyce (this is different than becoming a "follower") via the Subscribe/posts feature just beneath the "About Me" box in the right hand sidebar of this blog. Then email me at jdipastena@yahoo.com to let me know you've subscribed, otherwise I won't know that you have! (Again, if you're already a subscriber, email me to let me know that, too, and you'll be automatically entered in the drawing.)

And remember, if you do all three, you'll have three chances to win, instead of just one!

The deadline to enter this drawing is midnight PST, October 18th. I will draw the winner's name on October 19, and once I announce the winner he/she will have one week to send me their email address so I can arrange to send them their prize. If you do not contact me within one week (7 days!), I will choose a new winner. So if you enter this contest, be sure to check back here on October 19 to see if I post your name as the winner!


The Heartless Gamer Girl said...

Hi, Joyce! Great giveaway!

I would like to win this book because I am writing a medieval romance and I think it would be very helpful in my research for the period.



Amy DeTrempe said...


Sounds like a great book. I am a firm believer that you can't have too many research books, unless they are a duplicate of course. I've been working on building my Medieval library because I have a couple of WIPs but not enough information gathered yet to be historically correct.

buddyt said...

I have never read any non-fiction about Medieval woman and I would imagine that if you use this book for your research it would be quite interesting.

Please include me in the drawing.

Thank you.


Rachelle Christensen said...

I'm doing all 3 because I want to win! I'm really interested in learning more about medieval history for a book that's been percolating in my head for a few months now.

I can't wait to read your next book! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Joyce
This is a wonderful contest.I would love to win this book for many reasons.The actual account of the medieval time period I love and my favorite author of medieval romance being the former owner.This would be one book that would be a Queen's Treasure.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Joyce DiPastena said...

Wow! Thanks, Debra! (blush)

And thank you to everyone who's entered so far!

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

Hi Joyce,

1) I would love to win this book since my current WIP has scenes that take place during the medieval era and this book would be a great resource.

2) I am now following this blog.

3) I have subscribed to receive posts through iGoogle.


Meljprincess said...

Hi Joyce,
I'd love to win this book to further aid me in my writing. Also, my mom and I read books about the Medieval period and I'd love to share it with her. She'll be 77 this year. We'd both be very interested reading about the roles women played during Medieval times.

Mel K.