How did medieval women use their association with and reaction to food to manipulate their social environment and what does it mean that they were able to do so?

Please answer questions briefly. 1-5
question 1)How did medieval women use their association with and reaction to food to manipulate their social environment and what does it mean that they were able to do so?
Question 2)Why, according to Caroline Walker Bynum, was food crucial in medieval spirituality, to women in particular, in the period 1200-1500? How is this connected to mysticism
Question 3) What was St. Thomas Aquinas’s (1225-1274) explanation for why adultery was not proper Christian behavior? Why does the author call Aquinas’s view “humane” and “sophisticated?
Question 4)Briefly discuss the similarities and the differences with regard to the treatment of adultery among the Germanic peoples, the Roman, and the Jews (i.e. the Old Testament tradition).
Question 5)Briefly summarize the story of Lidwina of Schiedam in Bynum’s article. What does her story tell us about late medieval piety? What does it tell us about medieval society? What does it tell us about medieval women’s lives?

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