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Medieval Queenship ❴KINDLE❵ ❂ Medieval Queenship Author John Carmi Parsons – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Despite today s highly developed interest in women s history, the queens of medieval Europe are still often treated as figures of romance and legend, as mere pendants to their husbands reigns, or as v Despite today s highly developed interest in women s history, the queens of medieval Europe are still often treated as figures of romance and legend, as mere pendants to their husbands reigns, or as victims of a system that used its women as diplomatic pawns but denied them real power As these essays show, however, these women did not lack opportunities for power kings, queens, and observers alike understood Medieval Queenship as a vital and dynamic force in the life of any kingdom A wide ranging analysis of Medieval Queenship is provided in these ten essays, written by North American and European historians who have mined a rich variety of diplomatic, literary, and archaeological sources Far than simple biographical sketches, the essays in this volume examine queenship across a broad geographical and chronological spectrum Medieval Queenship is a probing investigation of the foundations of queens power and the means by which they exploited it.


10 thoughts on “Medieval Queenship

  1. Kristen Kristen says:

    A good collection of essays, though not as helpful for my own research as I had hoped Still worth the read, though.


  2. Karen Karen says:

    I particularly enjoyed 1 Mothers, Daughters, Marriage, Power Some Plantagenet Evidence, 1150 1500 by John Carmi Parsons2 Female Succession and the Language of Power in the Writings of Twelfth Century Churchmen by Lois L Huneycutt3 Women at the Court of Charlemagne A Case of Monstrous Regiment by Janet L Nelson


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