Queens And Queenship In Medieval Europe: Proceedings of a Conference Held at King's College London April 1995 by Anne J. DugganQueens And Queenship In Medieval Europe: Proceedings of a Conference Held at King's College London April 1995 by Anne J. Duggan

Queens And Queenship In Medieval Europe: Proceedings of a Conference Held at King's College London…

EditorAnne J. Duggan

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The image, status and function of queens and empresses, regnant and consort, in kingdoms stretching from England to Jerusalem in the European middle ages, are here under scrutiny. The studies confront many of the central issues relating to women's authority and power in medieval societies and raise questions about the perception of women rulers in contemporary records (and modern historical writing). Did queens exercise real or counterfeit power? Did the promotion of the cult of the Virgin enhance or restrict their sphere of action? Is it time to revise the early feminist view of women as victims? Important papers on Emma of England, Margaret of Scotland, coronation and burial ritual, Byzantine empresses and Scandinavian queens, among others, clearly indicate that a reassessment of `women's work' and of the role of women in the world of medieval dynastic politics is under way.
Title:Queens And Queenship In Medieval Europe: Proceedings of a Conference Held at King's College London…Format:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.78 inPublished:August 8, 2002Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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