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Encomium Emmae Reginae
     

Encomium Emmae Reginae

by Alistair Campbell (Editor)
 
The Encomium Emmae Reginae is a political tract in praise, as its title suggests, of Queen Emma, daughter of Duke Richard I of Normandy, wife of King Ethelred the Unready from 1002 to 1016, and wife of the Danish conqueror King Cnut from 1017 to 1035. It is an important primary source which transports us into the heart of eleventh century politics. This edition

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The Encomium Emmae Reginae is a political tract in praise, as its title suggests, of Queen Emma, daughter of Duke Richard I of Normandy, wife of King Ethelred the Unready from 1002 to 1016, and wife of the Danish conqueror King Cnut from 1017 to 1035. It is an important primary source which transports us into the heart of eleventh century politics. This edition contains a new introduction which places the Encomium in the historical context in which it was written, and traces the career of Emma, a woman who was twice queen and who sought to preserve her position of power as queen-mother.

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"This reprint of the Encomium Emmae Reginae is most welcome. not only does it make an important eleventh-century source of English and women's history more readily available, but Simon Keynes' supplementary introduction provides a helpful and thorough discussion of the historical issues raised in this work." The Medieval Review

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ISBN-13:
9780521623070
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/13/1998
Series:
Camden Classic Reprints Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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