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Empress Adelheid and Countess Matilda

Empress Adelheid and Countess Matilda

Medieval Female Rulership and the Foundations of European Society

  • Author: Penelope Nash
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137585145
  • Category: History
  • Page: 268
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This book compares two successful, elite women, Empress Adelheid (931-999) and Countess Matilda (1046-1115), for their relative ability to retain their wealth and power in the midst of the profound social changes of the eleventh century. The careers of the Ottonian queen and empress Adelheid and Countess Matilda of Tuscany reveal a growth of opportunities for women to access wealth and power. These two women are analyzed under three categories: their relationships with family and friends, how they managed their property (particularly land), and how they ruled. This analysis encourages a better understanding of gender relations in both the past and the present.

Queenship in Medieval Europe

Queenship in Medieval Europe

  • Author: Theresa Earenfight
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137303921
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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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.

Royal and Elite Households in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Royal and Elite Households in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

More than Just a Castle

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 900436076X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 426
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The authors bring fresh approaches to the subject of royal and noble households in medieval and early modern Europe with a focus on the nuclear and extended royal family, their household attendants, noblemen and noblewomen as courtiers, and physicians.

Imperial Ladies of the Ottonian Dynasty

Imperial Ladies of the Ottonian Dynasty

Women and Rule in Tenth-Century Germany

  • Author: Phyllis G. Jestice
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319773062
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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In tenth-century Europe and particularly in Germany, imperial women were able to wield power in ways that were scarcely imaginable in earlier centuries. Theophanu and Adelheid were two of the most influential figures in the Ottonian reich along with their husbands, who relied heavily on their support. Phyllis G. Jestice examines an array of factors that produced their power and prestige, including societal attitudes toward women, their wealth, their unction as queens, and their carefully constructed image of piety. Due to their influential positions, Theophanu and Adelheid reclaimed control of the young Otto III despite fierce opposition from Henry the Quarrelsome during the throne struggle of 984. In examining how they successfully secured the regency, this book confronts the outmoded notion of exceptionalism and illuminates the lives of powerful Ottonian women.

Royal Women and Dynastic Loyalty

Royal Women and Dynastic Loyalty

  • Author: Caroline Dunn,Elizabeth Carney
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319758772
  • Category: History
  • Page: 199
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Royal women did much more to wield power besides marrying the king and producing the heir. Subverting the dichotomies of public/private and formal/informal that gender public authority as male and informal authority as female, this book examines royal women as agents of influence. With an expansive chronological and geographic scope—from ancient to early modern and covering Egypt, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and Asia Minor—these essays trace patterns of influence often disguised by narrower studies of government studies and officials. Contributors highlight the theme of dynastic loyalty by focusing on the roles and actions of individual royal women, examining patterns within dynasties, and considering what factors generated loyalty and disloyalty to a dynasty or individual ruler. Contributors show that whether serving as the font of dynastic authority or playing informal roles of child-bearer, patron, or religious promoter, royal women have been central to the issue of dynastic loyalty throughout the ancient, medieval, and modern eras.

Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies

Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies

  • Author: Anna Riehl Bertolet
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319640488
  • Category: History
  • Page: 397
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The essays in this book traverse two centuries of queens and their afterlives—historical, mythological, and literary. They speak of the significant and subtle ways that queens leave their mark on the culture they inhabit, focusing on gender, marriage, national identity, diplomacy, and representations of queens in literature. Elizabeth I looms large in this volume, but the interrogation of queenship extends from Elizabeth's historical counterparts, such as Anne Boleyn and Catherine de Medici, to her fictional echoes in the pages of John Lyly, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, Mary Wroth, John Milton, and Margaret Cavendish. Celebrating and building on the renowned scholarship of Carole Levin, Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies exemplifies a range of innovative approaches to examining women and power in the early modern period.

Authority and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles

Authority and Gender in Medieval and Renaissance Chronicles

  • Author: Juliana Dresvina,Nicholas Sparks
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443844284
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 495
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This volume is an attempt to discuss the ways in which themes of authority and gender can be traced in the writing of chronicles and chronicle-like writings from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance. With major contributions by fourteen authors, each of them specialists in the field, this study spans full across the compass of medieval and early modern Europe, from England and Scandinavia, to Byzantium and the Crusader Kingdoms; embraces a variety of media and methods; and touches evidence from diverse branches of learning such as language and literature, history and art, to name just a few. This is an important collection which will be of the highest utility for students and scholars of language, literature, and history for many years to come.

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

A History of the Church in the Middle Ages

  • Author: F Donald Logan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134786697
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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In this fascinating survey, F. Donald Logan introduces the reader to the Christian church, from the conversion of the Celtic and Germanic peoples through to the discovery of the New World.

The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas

The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas

  • Author: Ármann Jakobsson,Sverrir Jakobsson
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 131704147X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 364
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The last fifty years have seen a significant change in the focus of saga studies, from a preoccupation with origins and development to a renewed interest in other topics, such as the nature of the sagas and their value as sources to medieval ideologies and mentalities. The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas presents a detailed interdisciplinary examination of saga scholarship over the last fifty years, sometimes juxtaposing it with earlier views and examining the sagas both as works of art and as source materials. This volume will be of interest to Old Norse and medieval Scandinavian scholars and accessible to medievalists in general.

The Cambridge History of German Literature

The Cambridge History of German Literature

  • Author: Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521785730
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 613
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A history of German literature to 1990, written from a post-Reunification standpoint.

Memory Boxes

Memory Boxes

An Experimental Approach to Cultural Transfer in History, 1500-2000

  • Author: Heta Aali,Anna-Leena Perämäki,Cathleen Sarti
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 383942786X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 242
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This volume discusses a practical approach to cultural transfer and exchange through the concept of 'memory box'. Ideas of displacement, transfer, and cultural memory are explored through case studies from Scotland to Italy and Germany and from Finland and France to the American colonies. The authors develop an understanding of memory boxes as cultural constructions that are involved in the process of making and disputing memory - but which, simultaneously, are important agents for cultural transfer over space and time. This book emphasises 'memory box' as an idea that allows us to study the cultural processes of transfer in conjunction with cultural memory.

The Life and Times of Queen Adelaide

The Life and Times of Queen Adelaide

  • Author: Mary Frances Sandars
  • Publisher: Palala Press
  • ISBN: 9781378065112
  • Category: History
  • Page: 388
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The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte

  • Author: Ruth Hull Chatlien
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1937484173
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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"Tell the emperor that Madame Bonaparte is ambitious and demands her rights as a member of the imperial family." As a clever girl in stodgy, mercantile Baltimore, Betsy Patterson dreams of a marriage that will transport her to cultured Europe. When she falls in love with and marries Jerome Bonaparte, she believes her dream has come true—until Jerome’s older brother Napoleon becomes an implacable enemy. Based on a true story, The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte is a historical novel that portrays this woman’s tumultuous life. Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, known to history as Betsy Bonaparte, scandalized Washington with her daring French fashions; visited Niagara Falls when it was an unsettled wilderness; survived a shipwreck and run-ins with British and French warships; dined with presidents and danced with dukes; and lived through the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. Yet through it all, Betsy never lost sight of her primary goal—to win recognition of her marriage.

The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare's Queens

The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare's Queens

  • Author: Kavita Mudan Finn,Valerie Schutte
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319745182
  • Category: History
  • Page: 530
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Of Shakespeare’s thirty-seven plays, fifteen include queens. This collection gives these characters their due as powerful early modern women and agents of change, bringing together new perspectives from scholars of literature, history, theater, and the fine arts. Essays span Shakespeare’s career and cover a range of famous and lesser-known queens, from the furious Margaret of Anjou in the Henry VI plays to the quietly powerful Hermione in The Winter’s Tale; from vengeful Tamora in Titus Andronicus to Lady Macbeth. Early chapters situate readers in the critical concerns underpinning any discussion of Shakespeare and queenship: the ambiguous figure of Elizabeth I, and the knotty issue of gender presentation. The focus then moves to analysis of issues such as motherhood, intertextuality, and contemporary political contexts; close readings of individual plays; and investigations of rhetoric and theatricality. Featuring twenty-five chapters with a rich variety of themes and methodologies, this handbook is an invaluable reference for students and scholars, and a unique addition to the fields of Shakespeare and queenship studies.

Constructing Kingship

Constructing Kingship

  • Author: James Naus
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0719090970
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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Crusading kings such as Louis IX of France and Richard I of England exert a unique hold on our historical imagination. For this reason, it can be easy to forget that European rulers were not always eager participants in holy war. The First Crusade was launched in 1095, and yet the first monarch did not join the movement until 1146, when the French king Louis VII took the cross to lead the Second Crusade. One contemporary went so far as to compare the crusades to 'Creation and man's redemption on the cross', so what impact did fifty years of non-participation have on the image and practice of European kingship and the parameters of cultural development? This book considers this question by examining the challenge to political authority that confronted the French kings and their family members as a direct result of their failure to join the early crusades, and their less-than-impressive involvement in later ones.

Tuscan Countess

Tuscan Countess

  • Author: Michele K. Spike
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • ISBN: 0865652813
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 312
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This is a fast-paced and colorful exploration of the life of Matilda of Canossa (c. 1046û1115), the woman who loved a pope and was loved by him, successfully defied the Holy Roman Emperor, and changed the map of Europe. A new kind of history, this biography also carries the flavor of present-day Italy. Matilda of Canossa, the ôGreat Countess,ö was a remarkable woman. Her personal power was so extraordinary that even centuries after her death she became the first woman to be interred in St. Peter's Basilica. She is best remembered for her role in the conflict between the papacy and the Holy Roman emperor, the climax of which took place at her castle of Canossa. This unique biography is also a journal of the author's travels through contemporary Tuscany as she explores the palaces where Matilda held court, the blood-stained plains on which her soldiers battled, the churches and cathedrals she endowed, and the fortified aeries where she sought refuge. Readers will be swept along on this engrossing journey retracing the steps of a courageous and brilliant woman.

Women of Medieval Germany

Women of Medieval Germany

Empress Matilda, Hildegard of Bingen, Theophanu, Adelaide of Italy, Matilda of Ringelheim, Agnes of Poitou, Agnes I, Abbess

  • Author: Source Wikipedia
  • Publisher: University-Press.org
  • ISBN: 9781230632223
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  • Page: 62
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 60. Chapters: Empress Matilda, Hildegard of Bingen, Theophanu, Adelaide of Italy, Matilda of Ringelheim, Agnes of Poitou, Agnes I, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Eadgyth, Mary of Burgundy, Agnes Bernauer, Elizabeth of Luxembourg, Anna von Schweidnitz, Barbara of Cilli, Argula von Grumbach, Saint Mechtilde, Hrotsvitha, Margaret II, Countess of Hainault, Bertha of Sulzbach, Eleanor of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress, Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony, Elizabeth of Schonau, Elisabeth of Gorizia-Tyrol, Gertrude of Hohenburg, Gertrude the Great, Beatrice I, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Kunigunde of Hohenstaufen, Matilda of Germany, Countess Palatine of Lotharingia, Margaret of Brabant, Emma of Lesum, Matilda of Sulzbach, Anne of Austria, Margravine of Brandenburg, Matilda, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Blanche of Valois, Elizabeth of Pomerania, Elisabeth of Nuremberg, Sophia I, Abbess of Gandersheim, Joanna of Bavaria, Marie of Brabant, Holy Roman Empress, Adelheid I, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Bertha of Savoy, Hemma of Gurk, Gunhilda of Denmark, Cunigunde of Luxembourg, Beatrice of Silesia, Gisela of Swabia, Adelheid of Wolfratshausen, Anne, Duchess of Luxembourg, Adelheid II, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Joanna Sophia of Bavaria, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Eupraxia of Kiev, Richenza of Northeim, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Germany, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Sicily, Adelaide, Abbess of Vilich, Richardis, Katherine of Bavaria, Diemoth, Agnes of Germany, Agnes II, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Agnes of Habsburg, Adelheid of Vohburg, Gerberga of Saxony, Maud, Countess of Leicester, Ota, Irmgard of Chiemsee, Imagina of Isenburg-Limburg, Liutgard of Saxony, Christina von Stommeln, Katharina Kepler, Margareta Ebner, Jutta, Gertrude of Comburg, Margaret of Thuringia, Gertrude of Hackeborn, Clara Hatzlerin, Cunigunde of Swabia, Thiota, Judith of Bavaria, Hedwig of Saxony, ..

Imaging Stuart Family Politics

Imaging Stuart Family Politics

Dynastic Crisis and Continuity

  • Author: Catriona Murray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135156322X
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 202
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From conception onwards, Stuart offspring were presented to their subjects through texts, images and public celebrations. Audiences were exhorted to share in their development, establishing affective bonds with the royal family and its latest additions. Yet inviting the public into Stuart domestic affairs exposed them to intense scrutiny and private interactions were endowed with public dimensions. Images of royal children had the potential both to support and to undermine dynastic messages. In Imaging Stuart Family Politics, Catriona Murray explores the promotion of Stuart familial propaganda through the figure of the royal child. Bringing together royal ritual, court portraiture and popular prints, she offers a distinctive perspective on this crucial dimension of seventeenth-century political culture, exploring the fashioning and dismantling of reproductive imagery, as well as the vital role of visual display within these dialogues. This wide-ranging study will appeal to scholars of Stuart cultural, political and social history.