Encomium Emmae Reginae / Edition 1

Encomium Emmae Reginae / Edition 1

by Alistair Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521626552

ISBN-13: 9780521626552

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521626552
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Camden Classic Reprints Series , #4
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
489,286
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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