Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Carole A. Hough
Dr. Deborah Deliyannis
Masters Thesis-Open Access
My thesis discusses two related and highly significant points and then demonstrates the usefulness of a new methodology, in the form of place names. Firstly it elaborates the importance of presenting accurate women's history to both women and the historical profession as a whole and the necessity for making every attempt to explore any possible resource for accomplishing that goal.
Secondly it addresses the importance of language as an historical tool that can represent a very broad base of a past society in revealing the common cultural thoughts, morals, and ethics of the population within a specific area and time in the past.
Thirdly it shows what the place-name evidence from England can provide in a new interpretation of the status of women in Anglo-Saxon England.
Frost, Norman B., "Women's Autonomy in Late Anglo-Saxon England Based on the Place-Name Evidence" (1997). Masters Theses. 3822.