Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 6598
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Santinelli , Emmanuelle.
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  • Title: La Veuve du prince au tournant de l'an mil: l'exemple de Berthe de Bourgogne [Berthe, the widow of the count of Blois, preserved her children's inheritance, the author argues, in a shrewd move by marrying the King of France. Though censured by the Church, Berthe was in all other ways an exemplary widow: preserving the "memoria" of her first husband, giving generously to monasteries, and ruling until her son came of age. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Femmes et pouvoirs des femmes à Byzance et en Occident (VIe -XIe siècles). Colloque international organisé les 28, 29 et 30 mars 1996 à Bruxelles et Villeneuve d'Ascq.  Edited by Stéphane Lebecq, Alain Dierkens, Régine Le Jan, and Jean-Marie Sansterre.  Centre de Recherche sur l'Histoire de l'Europe du Nord-Ouest, Université Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3, 1999.  Pages 75 - 89.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Berthe de Bourgogne, Wife of Eudes, Count of Blois, Tours, and Chartres, and Robert II the Pious, King of France Children Countesses Mothers Noble Women Queens Remarriage Rulers Widows
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 10-11
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  • Illustrations: Two figures. Figure One Map of France at the beginning of the eleventh century. Figure Two Map showing the monasteries which received donations from Berthe.
  • Table: One figure. Genealogical charts showing Berthe's relation to king Robert II and her connections to the royalty and nobles of Europe.
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  • Author's Affiliation: Université du Hainaut-Cambrésis, Valenciennes
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: French
  • ISSN/ISBN: 2905637358
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