Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: Blanche of Castile and Facinger's "Medieval Queenship": Reassessing the Argument [The author examines Facinger's argument for the diminution of Capetian queenly power and holds up Blanche of Castile as a counter argument. Shadis points to her authority and power, often in "non-official" venues, as mother and regent, arguing that she shows a solid and consistent exercise of queenship. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Capetian Women.  Edited by Kathleen Nolan.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 137 - 161.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Blanche of Castile, Wife of Louis VIII, King of France Charters and Diplomatics Facinger, Marion F., Historian (20th Century)- "A Study of Medieval Queenship: Capetian France, 987-1237" (1968) Historiography Politics Power Queens Queenship Regents Ritual
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13
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  • Abstract: This essay considers the life and career of Blanche of Castile and examines sources of power, such as the manipulation of material culture and ritual, which pertained to the office of the queen, but were not generally documented by the king's curia. [(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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