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by B. Wheeler,John C. Parsons

  • Author: B. Wheeler,John C. Parsons
  • ISBN: 0312295820
  • ISBN13: 978-0312295820
  • ePub: 1591 kb | FB2: 1473 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition (September 20, 2002)
  • Pages: 536
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady ePub download

What Ever Happened to Eleanor? Reflections of Eleanor of Aquitaine in Wace’s Roman de Brut and Lawman’s Brut.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lady and Lord.

Despite (and in part because of) the wealth of books and articles dedicated to her, she herself remains elusive. The outlines of Eleanor of Aquitaines career as queen of England and France are well known to the scholarly community The story of her life as it is so often presented to us is replete, in all the wrong proportions, with dramatic elements of wealth, beauty, power, motherhood, sexual misadventure, and marriages gone awry The extremes that describe Eleanor-her wealth, her relationships. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lady and Lord.

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Eleanor of Aquitaine Lord. has been added to your Cart. The copy on the flap describes this book well: "The twenty chapters by scholars in various fields provide a fresh context for understanding Eleanor of Aquitaine's multi-faceted career and reputation. Her fame (and infamy) still fascinates u. The phrase "fresh context" should perhaps read "total context" because "Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady" studies Eleanor's responses and actions through every facet of her times.

Wheeler, John C. Parsons. 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. In this collection, essays provide a context for Eleanor's life and further an evolving understanding of Eleanor's multifaceted career.

Bonnie Wheeler and John C. Parsons (ed., Eleanor of Aquitaine, Lord and Lady (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

READING LIST: Martin Aurell, The Plantagenet Empire, 1154–1224 (Routledge, 2007). Marcus Bull and Catherine Léglu (ed., The World of Eleanor of Aquitaine: Literature and Society in Southern France between the Eleventh and Thirteenth Centuries (Boydell Press, 2005). S. D. Church (e., King John: New Interpretations (Boydell Press, 1999), especially ‘Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Last Years’ by Jane Martindale. Anne Duggan (e., Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe (Boydell Press, 1997). Bonnie Wheeler and John C.

Wheeler & Parsons 2002. Wheeler, Bonnie; Parsons, John Carmi (2002). Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady. Shadis 2010, p. 27-30. 38-39.

Eleanor of Aquitaine was an influential queen. Know about her childhood, family, life, marriages, accomplishments and death through these 10 facts. Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Europe during twelfth century AD who served as both Queen of France and Queen of England through her two marriages. Eleanor was the daughter of the duke of Aquitaine, the largest and richest province of France. She was married to Louis VII of France shortly after the death of her father in April 1137. She famously accompanied her husband Louis in the Second Crusade.

Bonnie Wheeler and John Carmi Parsons, eds. Recommend this journal. Journal of British Studies.

Bonnie Wheeler, John Carmi Parsons. A valuable collection on the greatest heiress of the medieval period.

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.
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Well worth the cost.Even though the essays are written by academic intellectuals, I did manage to understand all that I needed for my purposes.
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The copy on the flap describes this book well: "The twenty chapters by scholars in various fields provide a fresh context for understanding Eleanor of Aquitaine's multi-faceted career and reputation. Her fame (and infamy) still fascinates us." The phrase "fresh context" should perhaps read "total context" because "Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady" studies Eleanor's responses and actions through every facet of her times.

Let's face it, Eleanor's "infamy" is the source and sustenance of our enduring fascination nine centuries on. Had she lived the straightened life expected of her, she would long ago have been forgotten. Eleanor's infamy marks the track of an exceptional lady's refusal to bow to the restrictive, male-centric mores of her times. Another factor is also at work: Had she been Peter Abelard, the Church would have known how to cope with her. But a strong-willed noble female in the twelfth century was beyond the reach of correction or reason.

As these scholarly authors dissect Eleanor's times and the mindset that established and reinforced her character they are clearly not considering Mae West's dictum, "Any publicity is good publicity." However, whether they know it or not, they are examining the minutiae of Eleanor's psyche through Mae West's next line: "When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad, I'm better."

Eleanor spent the first fifteen years of her life in the relatively relaxed atmosphere of her father's courts in Poitou and Aquitaine. The full weight of Christianity imposed through faith by rote and censure did not strike her fully until she entered Paris as its queen. In short, Eleanor had experienced a broader, happier world for long enough that her early years made a lasting difference. Refusing to let social and religious constraint limit her scope, she found in herself the courage and character to fight priestly cant and society's cynicism for the rest of her days (while generating plenty of cynicism of her own).

"Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady" examines Eleanor and her environments from every possible angle. The book's scholarly analyses are academic and sober: I miss the playfulness of irreverence, the tweaking of clerical and noble noses. That said, "Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady" provides an extraordinarily vivid resource, for scholars, and for general readers who want to understand the woman and the motives for her reactions and counterblasts against her many critics and her times.

Robert Fripp, Author...
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