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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Heroine of the Middle Ages

  • Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 1438104162
  • Category: Eleanor
  • Page: 164
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In addition to being queen consort of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, she was also the mother of Richard I the Lion-Heart and John of England.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Lord and Lady

  • Author: Bonnie Wheeler,John C. Parsons
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312295820
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 506
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The essential collection on Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Courtly Love, and the Troubadours

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Courtly Love, and the Troubadours

  • Author: Ffiona Swabey
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313325236
  • Category: History
  • Page: 167
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The author offers an accessible overview of the vibrant personal and intellectual developments in the medieval court and monasteries during Eleanor of Aquitaine's lifetime. Primary documents, biographical material and thematic chapters bring this unique period to life. Eleanor of Aquitaine lived in a remarkable age. The 12th century saw significant advances in both the intellectual and emotional spheres. Scholars explored new areas of philosophy and science and also began to reflect on relationships and what it meant to be human and an individual. For the troubadours and the writers of the new romances, who composed in vernacular language, the focus of their works was the expression of personal feelings and the image of the feminine. Women had had more significant parts to play in the first millennium than in the second, because with the militarization of Europe and the emergence of universities, from which women were excluded, they lost much of their influence. This created an imbalance in society and it is within this context that Eleanor's life should be reviewed. The period is sometimes called the Twelfth Century Awakening due to the outpouring of extraordinary intellectual inquiry and discovery. Cathedral schools and universities, Islamic influence on European thought, the classical revival, vernacular literature, and Gothic architecture all exerted powerful pulls on the era's culture and politics. Accounts of Eleanor of Aquitaine's life provides a rare glimpse into women's lives during the medieval period, and though an admittedly extraordinary figure, we are able to draw some general conclusions about marriage and motherhood. Troubadours and courtly love, which revolved around declarations of service, devotion, and passion, and an emerging sense of the self. Thematic chapters hit the major topics, laying them out in clear and easy-to-follow writing. Nineteen biographical sketches bring to life the topics, and 15 primary documents, including songs, letters, and poems provide a close-up glimpse of how the people of the time saw their own world. Genealogical tables, maps, chronology, and a timeline provide useful and information quickly. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography and an index.

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

  • Author: Amy Ruth Kelly
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674242548
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 427
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An account of Queen Eleanor which describes her dramatic life as a queen, her marriages, and her contributions to that period

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Queen of France, Queen of England

  • Author: Ralph V. Turner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780300119114
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 395
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A biography of the twelfth-century queen, first of France, then of England, who was the wife of Henry II also discusses life in the Middle Ages.

The World of Eleanor of Aquitaine

The World of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Literature and Society in Southern France Between the Eleventh and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Author: Marcus Graham Bull,Senior Lecturer in Medieval History Marcus Bull,Catherine Léglu
  • Publisher: Boydell Press
  • ISBN: 9781843831143
  • Category: History
  • Page: 189
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A revisionist approach to Eleanor of Aquitaine and the political, social, cultural and religious world in which she lived.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Queen of France and England, Mother of Empires

  • Author: Sara Cockerill
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445646188
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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'Impeccably researched and beautifully written, this book offers a fresh perspective on one of the most controversial queens in history. Not to be missed.' Tracey Borman

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

The Richest Queen in Medieval Europe

  • Author: David Hilliam
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781404201620
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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For more than sixty years, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine was involved in all the important events in twelfth-century France and England. This wonderful book tells her tale in exquisite detail, from describing the fashionable furs and luxurious clothing she carried with her, to vivid descriptions of the court of medieval France. It recounts the harrowing battles in the Holy Land as well as the true-to-life discussions of Eleanor s many love interests. Filled with hard-to-find images including a photo of the only remaining sculpture of the famous queen this is a fascinating and visually stunning book.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

  • Author: Desmond Seward
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 9781605988979
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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“A monstrous injurer of heaven and earth,” as Shakespeare referred to this powerful medieval matriarch, Eleanor of Aquitaine’s reign as England’s stormiest and most ambitious queen has never been matched.As the greatest heiress in Europe, she was in turn Queen of France and Queen of England; among her sons were Richard the Lionheart and King John. A magnificent independent ruler in her own right, she lost her power when she married Louis VII of France. She received neither influence nor fame by her second marriage to King Henry II, who jailed her for fifteen years for conspiring and supporting their son’s claim to the throne. Her husband was succeeded by their son, King Richard the Lionheart, who immediately released his mother from prison. Eleanor then acted as Regent while Richard launched the Third Crusade.Her loveliness and glamour, her throwing-off of the constraints that shackled women of the twelfth century, and her very real gifts as a politician and ruler make Eleanor’s story one of the most colorful of the High Middle Ages.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine

A Biography

  • Author: Marion Meade
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1474603319
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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A comprehensive account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The wife of King Louis VII of France and then of King Henry II of England, and mother to Richard Coeur de Lion and King John, she became the key political figure of the twelfth century. Eleanor's long life inspired a number of legends. At twenty-five she set out for the Holy Land as a Crusader, and at seventy-eight she crossed the Pyrenees to Spain to fetch the granddaughter whose marriage would be, she hoped, a pledge of peace between England and France. This is a compassionate biography of this charismatic queen and the world she ruled over.