Women, Power, and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages (New Middle Ages Series)by E. Jordan
Pub. Date: 05/27/2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
By examining a significant corpus of secular and monastic charters, this study provides a more complex understanding of the role of religious patronage in medieval society, specifically offering a glimpse of the experience of female rulers in a period when actions were often constrained and obscured by gender bias.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Countesses of Flanders and Hainaut Power and Authority in the Thirteenth Century: Noblewomen as Political Actors The Paradox of Gender: Exercising Power in a Patriarchal World The Conjunction of Piety and Politics Securing Salvation: Religious Patronage and Women Conclusion
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