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Queenship and Power

Queenship, Gender, and Reputation in the Medieval and Early Modern West, 1060-1600

Editors: Rohr, Zita Eva, Benz, Lisa (Eds.)

  • Features some of the leading gender historians and scholars on female rule
  • Provides a widely diverse analysis of queenship in modern history 
  • Drives queenship studies in new directions and into new areas and methods of research
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About this book

This edited collection opens new ways to look at queenship in areas and countries not usually studied and reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary work and geographic range of the field. This book is a forerunner in queenship and re-invents the reputations of the women and some of the men. The contributors answers questions about the nature of queenship, reputation of queens, and gender roles in the medieval and early modern west. The essays question the viability of propaganda, gossip, and rumor that still characterizes some queens in modern histories. The wide geographic range covered by the contributors moves queenship studies beyond France and England to understudied places such as Sweden and Hungary. Even the essays on more familiar countries explores areas not usually studied, such as the role of Edward II’s stepmother, Margaret of France in Gaveston’s downfall. The chapters clearly have a common thread and the editors’ summary and description of the collection is valuable in assisting the reader. The collection is divided into two sections “Biography, Gossip, and History” and “Politics, Ambition, and Scandal.” The editors and contributors, including Zita Eva Rohr and Elena Woodacre, are scholars at the top of their field and several and engage and debate with recent scholarship. This collection will appeal internationally to literary scholars and gender studies scholars as well historians interested in the countries included in the collection. 

About the authors

Zita Eva Rohr is a Research Associate and Tutor attached to the Department of History at the University of Sydney, Australia. 
Lisa Benz completed her PhD in history at the University of York, UK She is the author of Three Medieval Queens: Queenship and the Crown in Fourteenth-Century England (Palgrave, 2012).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Lifestyles of the Rich and (In?)Animate: Object Biography and the Reliquary Cross of Queen Adelaide of Hungary

    Mielke, Christopher

    Pages 3-27

  • Gender, Reputation, and Female Rule in the World of Brantôme

    Adams, Tracy

    Pages 29-49

  • True Lies and Strange Mirrors: The Uses and Abuses of Rumor, Propaganda, and Innuendo During the Closing Stages of the Hundred Years War

    Rohr, Zita Eva

    Pages 51-75

  • Etienne Pasquier on French History and Female Strategies of Power

    Dahlinger, James H.

    Pages 77-95

  • The Unruly Queen: Blanche of Namur and Dysfunctional Rulership in Medieval Sweden

    Bagerius, Henric (et al.)

    Pages 99-118

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31283-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-31282-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queenship, Gender, and Reputation in the Medieval and Early Modern West, 1060-1600
Editors
  • Zita Eva Rohr
  • Lisa Benz
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31283-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31283-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31282-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIV, 214
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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