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Empress Adelheid and Countess Matilda : Medieval Female Rulership and the Foundations of European Society

Author: Penelope Nash
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Series: Queenship and Power.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book compares two successful, elite women, Empress Adelheid (931-999) and Countess Matilda (1046-1115), for their relative ability to retain their wealth and power in the midst of the profound social changes of the eleventh century. The careers of the Ottonian queen and empress Adelheid and Countess Matilda of Tuscany reveal a growth of opportunities for women to access wealth and power. These two women are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Nash
ISBN: 9781137585141 1137585145 9781349559589 134955958X 9781137590886 1137590882
OCLC Number: 1075555435
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso en línea (xxxi, 292 páginas) :) ilustraciones.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Masterful and Formidable Ladies --
2. Kin and Kith: Keeping Friends and Placating Enemies --
3. Land: Building and Maintaining a Property Portfolio --
4. Rule: Models of Rulership and the Tools of Justice .
Series Title: Queenship and Power.
Responsibility: by Penelope Nash.

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This book compares two successful, elite women, Empress Adelheid (931-999) and Countess Matilda (1046-1115), for their relative ability to retain their wealth and power in the midst of the  Read more...

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