Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Ladyby B. Wheeler
Pub. Date: 08/21/2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Eleanor's patrilineal descent, from a lineage already prestigious enough to have produced an empress in the eleventh century, gave her the lordship of Aquitaine. But marriage re-emphasized her sex which, in the medieval scheme of gender-power relations relegated her to the position of Lady in relation to her Lordly husbands. In this collection, essays provide a context for Eleanor's life and further an evolving understanding of Eleanor's multifaceted career. A valuable collection on the greatest heiress of the medieval period.
Table of ContentsIntroduction; J.Carmi Parsons & B.Wheeler Eleanor of Aquitaine Reconsidered: The Woman and her Seasons; E.A.R.Brown Queen Eleanor and Aquitaine, 1137-1189; M.Hivergneaux Eleanor of Aquitaine in the Reigns of her Sons Richard and John; R.V.Turner Wife, Widow and Mother: Some Comparisons between Eleanor of Aquitaine and Noblewomen of the Anglo-Norman and Angevin World; R.C.DeAragon Alianora Regina Anglorum: Eleanor of Aquitaine and her Predecessors as Queens of England; L. L.Huneycutt Queenship: Office, Custom or Ad Hoc? The Case of Queen Matilda of England (1135-1152); H.J.Tanner The Birth and Childhood of King John: Some Revisions; A.W.Lewis A Taste of the Feast: Re-considering Eleanor of Aquitaine's Female Descendants; C.Hoffman Berman & M.Shadis The Canon Law of Divorce from Louis VII: The Uses of Consanguinity; C.Brittain Bouchard The Reciprocal Loyalty of Eleanor of Aquitaine and William Marshal; E.Mullally Scandalizing Desire: Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Chroniclers; P.McCracken Damned if She Didn't and Damned When She Did: Bodies, Babies and Bastards in the Lives of Two Queens of France; J.Carmi Parsons Tempering Scandal: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Benoit de Sainte-Maure's Roman de Troie; T.F.O'Callaghan What Ever Happened to Eleanor? Reflections of Eleanor of Aquitaine in Wace's Roman de Brut and Lawman's Brut; F.Tolhurst Marie de France, Alienor d'Aquitaine, and the Alien Queen; M.A.Pappano The Eleanor of Aquitaine Vase; G.T.Beech The Queen's Choice: Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Tombs at Fontevraud; K.Nolan Fontevraud, Dynasticism, and Eleanor of Aquitaine; C.T. Wood Epilogue: Eleanor of Aquitaine and a 'queenly court'?; J.Martindale
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