Queenship, Gender, and Reputation in the Medieval and Early by Zita Eva Rohr, Lisa Benz

By Zita Eva Rohr, Lisa Benz

This edited assortment opens new how one can examine queenship in parts and nations now not often studied and displays the more and more interdisciplinary paintings and geographic variety of the sector. This booklet is a forerunner in queenship and re-invents the reputations of the ladies and a few of the lads. The participants solutions questions on the character of queenship, recognition of queens, and gender roles within the medieval and early glossy west. The essays query the viability of propaganda, gossip, and rumor that also characterizes a few queens in sleek histories. The large geographic variety lined by means of the individuals strikes queenship reviews past France and England to understudied locations comparable to Sweden and Hungary. Even the essays on extra general international locations explores parts no longer often studied, akin to the position of Edward II’s stepmother, Margaret of France in Gaveston’s downfall. The chapters in actual fact have a standard thread and the editors’ precis and outline of the gathering is efficacious in helping the reader. the gathering is split into sections “Biography, Gossip, and historical past” and “Politics, Ambition, and Scandal.” The editors and individuals, together with Zita Eva Rohr and Elena Woodacre, are students on the most sensible in their box and several other and have interaction and debate with fresh scholarship. This assortment will charm across the world to literary students and gender stories students to boot historians attracted to the nations incorporated within the assortment.

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S. Brewer, 2004); M. Bella Mirabella, “Feminist Self-Fashioning: Christine de Pizan and the Treasure of the City of Ladies,” European Journal of Women’s Studies 6:9 (1999): 9–20. ” 69.  S. Brewer, 2015), 13–28, 16. 70. Maurer, Margaret of Anjou, 1; Sophie Menache, “Isabelle of France, queen of England—a reconsideration,” Journal of Medieval History 10:2 (1984): 118–20. xliv INTRODUCTION 71. For example see Lois Huneycutt, Matilda of Scotland: A Study in Medieval Queenship (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2003), 9–30.

By positing an alternate reading of the historical record, Benz argues convincingly that it is improbable that a woman who had been an active intercessor with her husband, who had been a force in Plantagenet family politics, and who had, until then, a very cordial relationship with her stepson, would suddenly decide to conclude almost all direct involvement with the crown. Benz (Benz’s) essay demonstrates that Margaret attempted to establish herself as a key player in a conspiracy against Gaveston and in so doing she crossed the fine line of acceptable behavior for queens, thereby alienating her stepson and initiating her retreat from court.

47 Colors and symbolism related to medieval gemstones could vary greatly, and even identification of gemstones between medieval and modern times often does not match up. Rather, the presence of the antique gemstones on this reliquary indicates an awareness on the part of Queen Adelaide of not only the actions of her predecessors, but also a desire to showcase her status as a Hungarian queen and an imperial princess. The Adelaide Cross distinguishes itself from the others in the sheer volume of gems, especially those with Roman figures on them—one can even be seen with the naked eye on the left arm of the cross in Fig.

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