Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 388
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Shadis , Miriam and Constance Hoffman Berman
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  • Title: A Taste of the Feast: Reconsidering Eleanor of Aquitaine's Female Descendants [The authors profile Eleanor's female descendants, especially her daughters and their daughters. In the lives of figures including Blanche of Castile and Leonor, queen of Aragon, Shadis and Berman analyze their uses of power in the areas of politics, patronage, and family. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi ParsonsThe New Middle Ages.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 177 - 211.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Charters and Diplomatics Cistercian Order Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Family Historiography Patronage, Ecclesiastical Politics Power Queens
  • Geographic Area: General
  • Century: 13
  • Related Resources: In Chapter 8, "A Taste of the Feast: Reconsidering EA's Female Descendants," Miriam Shadis and Constance Hoffman Berman follow the lives of EA's daughters and granddaughters. Debating the findings of historians who have seen a decline in thirteen-century
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  • Abstract: Historians of the Middle Ages have traditionally reproduced genealogies by following male lineages across generations, often missing interesting relationships among powerful women. As the first taste of a potentially rich feast, we reconstruct here the lives of Eleanor's granddaughters on the female side (that is, the daughters of her daughters). [Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Ohio University, University of Iowa
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312295820
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