The New Middle Ages

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Lord and Lady

Editors: Wheeler, B., Parsons, John C. (Eds.)

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Eleanor's patrilineal descent, from a lineage already prestigious enough to have produced an empress in the eleventh century, gave her the lordship of Aquitaine. But marriage re-emphasized her sex which, in the medieval scheme of gender-power relations relegated her to the position of Lady in relation to her Lordly husbands. In this collection, essays provide a context for Eleanor's life and further an evolving understanding of Eleanor's multifaceted career. A valuable collection on the greatest heiress of the medieval period.

About the authors

Bonnie Wheeler teaches at Southern Methodist University, USA where she directs the Medieval Studies Program. She has edited and co-edited fourteen books, among them Listening to Heloise and Heloise and the Paraclete (forthcoming). She was founding editor of the journal Arthuriana and is series editor for two Palgrave Macmillan book series, The New Middle Ages and Arthurian and Courtly Cultures.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Eleanor of Aquitaine Reconsidered: The Woman and Her Seasons

    Brown, Elizabeth A. R.

    Pages 1-54

  • Queen Eleanor and Aquitaine, 1137–1189

    Hivergneaux, Marie

    Pages 55-76

  • Eleanor of Aquitaine in the Governments of Her Sons Richard and John

    Turner, Ralph V.

    Pages 77-95

  • Wife, Widow, and Mother: Some Comparisons between Eleanor of Aquitaine and Noblewomen of the Anglo-Norman and Angevin World

    DeAragon, RáGena C.

    Pages 97-113

  • Alianora Regina Anglorum: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Her Anglo-Norman Predecessors as Queens of England

    Huneycutt, Lois L.

    Pages 115-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Book Subtitle
Lord and Lady
Editors
  • B. Wheeler
  • John C. Parsons
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-05262-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-05262-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-29582-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-60236-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 506
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