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Queenship and Power

The Queens Regnant of Navarre

Succession, Politics, and Partnership, 1274-1512

Authors: Woodacre, Elena

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The five queens of Navarre were the largest group of female sovereigns in one European realm during the Middle Ages, but they are largely unknown beyond a regional audience. This survey fills this scholarly lacuna, focusing particularly on issues of female succession, agency, and power-sharing dynamic between the queens and their male consorts.

About the authors

Elena Woodacre is Lecturer in Early Modern European History at the University of Winchester, UK.

Reviews

'This longitudinal study of regnant queens in a single realm is an excellent approach that has not been done before to the field. The overall quality of the research is very high, with both extensive study of archival and chronicle sources. As the first book to look exclusively at five Navarrese queens regnant, just narrating the story of their lives and reigns makes this book a significant contribution to the field. The thesis is compelling, the evidence convincing, and the overall quality and tone of the writing excellent. Woodacre's book is an important and most welcome addition to the historiography of medieval queens.' - Theresa Earenfight, Professor of History, Seattle University, USA

'The five medieval queens-regnant of Navarre: Juana I, Juana II, Blanca I, Leonor and Catalina I receive new attention in this careful study of queenship, gender, and geopolitics. Elena Woodacre demonstrates how these women were not mere place-holders or figureheads, but actively ruled Navarre as diplomats, administrators, and patrons, despite Navarre's precarious situation between the powerhouses of Castile, Aragon, and France, and despite the perceived disabilities of youth and gender. This book is a welcome contribution to the study of queenship in medieval Europe.' - Miriam Shadis, Ohio University, USA

'This is a most informative, well-researched, and enjoyable book that brings to life five queens of Navarre who reigned in their own right, as genuine sovereigns, between 1274 and 1512.' - Nuria Silleras-Fernandez, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Geography and Gendered Rule

    Woodacre, Elena

    Pages 1-20

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  • Juana I: The Vacant Throne

    Woodacre, Elena

    Pages 21-49

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  • Juana II: The Queen Returns Home

    Woodacre, Elena

    Pages 51-75

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  • Blanca I: The Peacemaker

    Woodacre, Elena

    Pages 77-107

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  • Leonor: Civil War and Sibling Strife

    Woodacre, Elena

    Pages 109-130

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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Queens Regnant of Navarre
Book Subtitle
Succession, Politics, and Partnership, 1274-1512
Authors
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33915-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137339157
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33914-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 267
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