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Eleanor of Aquitaine Lord and Lady

by Bonnie Wheeler

Part of the The New Middle Ages Series

Eleanor of Aquitaine Lord and Lady Synopsis

Eleanor's patrilineal descent, from a lineage already prestigious enough to have produced an empress in the eleventh century, gave her the lordship of Aquitaine. But marriage re-emphasized her sex which, in the medieval scheme of gender-power relations relegated her to the position of Lady in relation to her Lordly husbands. In this collection, essays provide a context for Eleanor's life and further an evolving understanding of Eleanor's multifaceted career. A valuable collection on the greatest heiress of the medieval period.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780312295820
Publication date: 18th October 2002
Author: Bonnie Wheeler
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 506 pages
Categories: Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Biography: historical, political & military,

About Bonnie Wheeler

Bonnie Wheeler teaches at Southern Methodist University, USA where she directs the Medieval Studies Program. She has edited and co-edited fourteen books, among them Listening to Heloise and Heloise and the Paraclete (forthcoming). She was founding editor of the journal Arthuriana and is series editor for two Palgrave Macmillan book series, The New Middle Ages and Arthurian and Courtly Cultures.

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