Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 17930
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hornaday , Aline G.
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  • Title: A Capetian Queen as Street Demonstrator: Isabelle of Hainaut [The author argues against the standard representation of Isabelle as an abused child whose early death in childbirth is worth only a passing footnote. Hornaday notes instead her courage confronting her husband when he contemplated divorce, her commitment to her regal responsibilities, and her Christian generosity. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Capetian Women.  Edited by Kathleen Nolan.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 77 - 97.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Historiography Isabelle of Hainaut, Wife of Philippe II Auguste, King of France Marriage Politics Queens Wives
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12
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  • Abstract: Despite her early death, Philip Augustus's first queen, Isabelle of Hainaut (1170-90), perpetuated the Capetian dynasty and left a dramatic memory of independant queenly action. [(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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