Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9158
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): LoPrete , Kimberly A.
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  • Title: Adela of Blois as Mother and Countess
  • Source: Medieval Mothering.  Edited by John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 313 - 333.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Adela, Countess of Blois Children Family Mothers Noble Women Politics
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 11-12
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  • Abstract: Noblewomen played critical roles in the affairs of men related to them by blood and marriage. Countess Adela governed her husband's domains and raised their children, moved by concern for their well-being as well as by political expediency. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
  • Author's Affiliation: University of St. Andrews
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323417
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