Women, Power, and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages (New Middle Ages Series)

Women, Power, and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages (New Middle Ages Series)

by Erin L. Jordan
     
 

Women, Power and Religious Patronage explores the actions of Jeanne and Marguerite, sisters and successive countesses of Flanders and Hainaut in the thirteenth century, on behalf of monastic communities within their domains in order to explore the meaning of religious patronage more fully and to produce a more complex understanding of the relationship

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Overview

Women, Power and Religious Patronage explores the actions of Jeanne and Marguerite, sisters and successive countesses of Flanders and Hainaut in the thirteenth century, on behalf of monastic communities within their domains in order to explore the meaning of religious patronage more fully and to produce a more complex understanding of the relationship between noblewomen and power during this pivotal period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403966568
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
05/27/2006
Series:
New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: 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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