Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: Historical Ironies in the Study of Capetian Women [The author traces a number of distinctions in French queenship as compared to the case in England. LoPrete signals in particular: the situation in which the more extensive political power of lordly women made the active participation of queens less exceptional, the higher number of royal brides from French noble families which caused women to be drawn into more political controversies, and the emphasis on the sacred importance of the monarchy which conferred additional status on Capetian queens. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Capetian Women.  Edited by Kathleen Nolan.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 271 - 286.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Historiography Politics Power Queens
  • Geographic Area: British Isles;France
  • Century: General
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  • Abstract: The final chapter explores the historiography of French queenship, examining the methodologies of Marc Bloch, Jean Dhondt, and Marion Facinger, and also distinguishes between the political circumstances of queens in France and England. [(c) Kathleen Nolan. Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312294484
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