Encomium Emmae Reginae / Edition 1

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Overview

The Encomium Emmae Reginae is, as its title suggests, a political tract in praise 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 that transports us into the heart of eleventh-century politics. This edition contains a new introduction that 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521626552
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Camden Classic Reprints Series , #4
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1998 reprint; Introduction to the 1998 edition; Abbreviations and bibliography; Introduction; Encomium Emmae Reginae; Appendices; General index; Index to the text of the Encomium; Glossary.

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