Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe: Proceedings of a Conference Held at King's College London, April 1995

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Anne J. Duggan
Boydell Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 357 pages
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Did queens exercise real or counterfeit power? Did the promotion of the cult of the Virgin enhance or restrict their sphere of action? Is it time to revise the early feminist view of women as victims? Important papers on Emma of England, Margaret of Scotland, coronation and burial ritual, Byzantine empresses and Scandinavian queens, among others, clearly indicate that a reassessment of the role of women in the world of medieval dynastic politics is under way. Contributors: JANOS BAK, GEORGE CONKLIN, PAUL CROSSLEY, VOLKER HONEMANN, STEINAR IMSEN, LIZ JAMES, KURT-ULRICH JASCHKE, SARAH LAMBERT, JANET L. NELSON, JOHN C. PARSONS, KAREN PRATT, DION SMYTHE, PAULINE STAFFORD, MARY STROLL, VALERIE WALL, ELIZABETH WARD, DIANA WEBB.
 

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Contents

The Powers of the Queen in the Eleventh Century
3
Burying the Past
27
Ingeborg of Denmark Queen of France 11931223
39
Late Medieval Scandinavian Queenship
53
The
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Agnes and Elizabeth
109
Goddess Whore Wife or Slave? Will the Real Byzantine
123
Empresses and Empire in Middle Byzantium
141
Queen and Patron
205
Queens as Scapegoats in Medieval Hungary
223
The Image of the Queen in Old French Literature
235
Royal Saints Female Dynasties
263
Early Medieval Rites of QueenMaking and the Shaping of
301
Never was a body buried in England with such solemnity and
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Index
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Papal Symbol
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