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Queenship in Medieval Europe (Queenship and Power)

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Medieval queens led richly complex lives and were highly visible women active in a man's world. Linked to kings by marriage, family, and property, queens were vital to the institution of monarchy.

In this comprehensive and accessible introduction to the study of queenship, Theresa Earenfight documents the lives and works of queens and empresses across Europe, Byzantium, and the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages. The book:

* introduces pivotal research and sources in queenship studies, and includes exciting and innovative new archival research

* highlights four crucial moments across the full span of the Middle Ages - ca. 300, 700, 1100, and 1350 - when Christianity, education, lineage, and marriage law fundamentally altered the practice of queenship

* examines theories and practices of queenship in the context of wider issues of gender, authority, and power.

This is an invaluable and illuminating text for students, scholars and other readers interested in the role of royal women in medieval society.

Synopsis:

In the first comprehensive survey of Medieval queenship, Earenfight reveals how queens and empresses were fundamental to monarchies across Europe from 300 CE to the Renaissance. An engaging introduction to the study of queenship which presents key research and source material, and examines issues of gender, authority and power in Medieval society.

Synopsis:

In the first comprehensive survey of Medieval queenship, Earenfight reveals how queens and empresses were fundamental to monarchies across Europe from 300 CE to the Renaissance. An engaging introduction to the study of queenship which presents key research and source material, and examines issues of gender, authority and power in Medieval society.

About the Author

THERESA EARENFIGHT is a professor of History at Seattle University. She is author of The King's Other Body: María of Castile and the Crown of Aragon (2010) and editor of Queenship and Political Power in Medieval and Early Modern Spain (2005).

Table of Contents

Why Study Queens?

What is a Queen?

Early Medieval Queenship: The Queen as the King's Wife or Concubine

Queens and the Creation of the Dynastic Monarchy, ca. 700-1200

The New Monarchies and New Opportunities for Queens, ca. 1200-1350

Queenship and the Crises of the Later Middle Ages, ca. 1350-1500

The Transformation of Queenship from Medieval to Renaissance

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230276468
Author:
Earenfight, Theresa
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
World History-European History General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 b/w photos
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.43 in

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History and Social Science » Gender Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » European History General
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography

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In the first comprehensive survey of Medieval queenship, Earenfight reveals how queens and empresses were fundamental to monarchies across Europe from 300 CE to the Renaissance. An engaging introduction to the study of queenship which presents key research and source material, and examines issues of gender, authority and power in Medieval society.
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In the first comprehensive survey of Medieval queenship, Earenfight reveals how queens and empresses were fundamental to monarchies across Europe from 300 CE to the Renaissance. An engaging introduction to the study of queenship which presents key research and source material, and examines issues of gender, authority and power in Medieval society.

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