Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6497
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): de La Roncière , Charles M. Bourel.
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  • Title: Queen Eleanor and Aquitaine, 1137-1189 [The author analyzes 50 surviving charters which Eleanor issued in Aquitaine. While she served as Louis VII's agent, she had more authority during the early years of her marriage to Henry II. Following the long years of confinement ordered by Henry, Elean
  • Source: Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady.  Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi ParsonsThe New Middle Ages.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 55 - 76.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Aquitaine Charters and Diplomatics Eleanor of Aquitaine, Wife of Louis VII of France and Henry II of England Patronage, Ecclesiastical Politics Queens
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: Hivergneaux's essay, "Queen Eleanor and Aquitaine, 1137-1189" is especially convincing, concentrating on the fifty extant charters produced for EA during the fifty-two years spanned by her two marriages. Though her identification with Aquitaine was carefu
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  • Abstract: The charter evidence reveals that the role played by Eleanor in her duchy during her two royal marriages is quite different from its traditional depiction. [Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Université de Provence
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312295820
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