Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9916
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Shadis , Miriam.
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  • Title: Berenguela of Castile's Political Motherhood : The Management of Sexuality, Marriage, and Succession
  • Source: Medieval Mothering.  Edited by John Carmi Parsons and Bonnie Wheeler.  Garland Publishing, 1996.  Pages 335 - 358.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Berenguela of Castile, Queen-Consort of Alfonso IX of Leon Male Sexuality Marriage Mothers Politics Power Queens
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 12-13
  • Related Resources: Miriam Shadis' examination of Berenguela of Castile discusses how political exigencies could enhance a woman's reproductive responsibilities. Berenguela's motherhood involved not only securing a kingdom for her son, but also overseeing his sexual morality
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  • Illustrations: Queen Berenguela negotiated and exploited a patriarchal society. Through management of her son Fernando III's sexual morality and the arrangements of her children's marriages, she preserved and promoted the Castilian royal lineage. [Reproduced by permission of Garland Publishing.]
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  • Author's Affiliation: Villanova University (post doctoral fellowship)
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815323417
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