Toronto [Ontario] : University of Toronto Press,  Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2014.
Book — 1 online resource (xviii, 199 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
List of Characters
Introduction: The Microhistory and Margarida
1. On Microhistory and Pedagogy
2. A Poisoned Past
3. The Notary's Inheritance
4. A Good, Decent, True, and Honest Woman
5. Pieces of a Life
Appendix I: Family Trees
Appendix II: Transcription of Criminal Inquest
Appendix III: Translation of Criminal Charges against Margarida de Portu.
"This is the story of Margarida de Portu, a fourteenth-century French medieval woman accused of poisoning her husband to death. As Bednarski points out, the story is important not so much for what it tells us about Margarida but for how it illuminates a past world. Through the depositions and accusations made in court, the reader learns much about medieval women, female agency, kin networks, solidarity, sex, sickness, medicine, and law."--Publisher's website.