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  • Record Number: 5704
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Healy , Patrick.
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  • Title: Merito nominetur virago: Matilda of Tuscany in the Polemics of the Investiture Contest [The author explores Matilda's importance as an armed protector of Pope Gregory VII and the reform movement as well as her role as an inspiration for Bible exegesis and other polemics in the Gregorian versus royalist struggle. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Studies on Medieval and Early Modern Women 4: Victims or Viragos?  Edited by Christine Meek and Catherine Lawless.  Four Courts Press, 2005.  Pages 49 - 56.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bible Exegesis Ecclesiastical Reform Gregory VII, Pope Matilda, Countess of Tuscany Noble Women Politics Popes Warfare and Warriors
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 11
  • Related Resources: Patrick Healy's essay on Matilda of Tuscany examines her role in the polemics surrounding the Gregorian reform and those events known as the Investiture contest. He analyses the writings of those in the court of Matilda in terms of 'political allegory' wh
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  • Author's Affiliation: Trinity College Dublin [Post-Doctoral Fellow]
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  • Year of Publication: 2005.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1851828885
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