Gender and social class

Gender and space

Gender and history

This altar was part of the Pla de Nadal 2 archaeological site, which has since disappeared. It was a small chapel that belonged to the palatial complex. Religion and politics were both highly significant aspects of Visigoth society. The two were very closely linked, and regulated daily life. It was common during this era for women to be forced to take up a religious lifestyle; this way the family could save the dowry or the woman’s portion of the inheritance. Religious education was the only way that a woman could learn to read or write, as these skills were reserved for men.