Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13161
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Nelson , Janet L.
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  • Title: Queens as Jezebels: The Careers of Brunhild and Balthild in Merovingian History [The author emphasizes the two queens' successes at wielding power; she is particularly interested in how they used religion and the "power of the holy" to strengthen their power].
  • Source: Debating the Middle Ages: Issues and Readings.  Edited by Lester K. Little and Barbara H. Rosenwein.  Blackwell Publishers, 1998.  Pages 219 - 253. Originally published in Medieval Women: Essays Dedicated and Presented to Professor Rosalind M. T. Hill. Studies in Church History, Subsidia, 1. B. Blackwell, 1978. Pages 31-77.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Balthild, Merovingian Queen and Saint Bishops Brunhild, Merovingian Queen Church and State Hagiography Jezebel, Image of Merovingian Kingdoms Monks Politics Power Queens Rulers
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 6-7
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  • Table: One table. Table One The Merovingian kings and their queens and concubines discussed in the essay.
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1577180070
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