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The New Middle Ages

Queenship in Medieval France, 1300-1500

Authors: Gaude-Ferragu, Murielle

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  • Provides the first comprehensive survey of queenship in medieval France.
  • Covers a wide range of French medieval queens including Isabeau of Bavaria and Anne of Brittany
  • Relates the discussion of history and power into a larger context of queenship and the history of female power. 
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Softcover 67,59 €
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About this book

This book examines the power held by the French medieval queens during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and their larger roles within the kingdom at a time when women were excluded from succession to the throne. Well before Catherine and Marie de’ Medici, the last medieval French queens played an essential role in the monarchy, not only because they bore the weight of their dynasty’s destiny but also because they embodied royal majesty alongside their husbands. Since women were excluded from the French crown in 1316, they were only deemed as “queen consorts.” Far from being confined solely to the private sphere, however, these queens participated in the communication of power and contributed to the proper functioning of “court society.” From Isabeau of Bavaria and her political influence during her husband’s intermittent absences to Anne of Brittany’s reign, this book sheds light on the meaning and complexity of the office of queen and ultimately the female history of power. 

About the authors

Murielle Gaude-Ferragu is University Professor of History at the Université Paris-13, Sorbonne-Paris-Cité, France.

 

Angela Krieger, PhD, is a translator and editor based in Paris, France.

Reviews

“This translation of Murielle Gaude-Ferragu’s book on the queen of France in the Middle Ages will be welcomed by specialists and general readers alike. Awarded the prestigious Prix de la dame à la Licorne given by the Friends of the Musée de Cluny, the book has garnered praise as a work of innovative historiography which, eschewing simple biography, demonstrates the political consequences of  the development of the office and function of the queen as Virgin Mary-like mediator.”  (Elisabeth A.R. Brown, Professor of History, The City University of New York, USA)

“The theme of this book is not only of great historical significance but also full of human interest. It is hard to think of anyone so well equipped to do it justice as Murielle Gaude-Ferragu.” (David d’Avray, Professor of History, University College London, UK) 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 67,82 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-93028-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 83,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60273-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 67,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: September 14, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-93030-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queenship in Medieval France, 1300-1500
Authors
Translated by
Krieger, A.
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-93028-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-93028-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60273-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-93030-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 224
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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