Noblewomen, Aristocracy And Power In The Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm by Susan M. Johns, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Noblewomen, Aristocracy And Power In The Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm

Noblewomen, Aristocracy And Power In The Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm

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by Susan M. Johns
     
 

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The first major work on noblewomen in the twelfth century and Normandy, and of the ways in which they exercised power. Offers an important reconceptualisation of women's role in aristocratic society and suggests new ways of looking at lordship and the ruling elite in the high middle ages. Considers a wide range of literary sources such as chronicles, charters,

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The first major work on noblewomen in the twelfth century and Normandy, and of the ways in which they exercised power. Offers an important reconceptualisation of women's role in aristocratic society and suggests new ways of looking at lordship and the ruling elite in the high middle ages. Considers a wide range of literary sources such as chronicles, charters, seals and governmental records to draw out a detailed picture of noblewomen in the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman realm. Asserts the importance of the life-cycle in determining the power of aristocratic women. Demonstrates that the influence of gender on lordship was profound, complex and varied.

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"This is a highly original and ambitious book which has no modern equivalent. Theoretically up-to-date and innovative, it reaches back into conventional historiography and offers new and exciting insights into the subject."--David Bates, University of Glasgow

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719063053
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Gender in History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Susan M. Johns was Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Huddersfield 1994-97 and now teaches at the University of Sheffield

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