Berenguela of Castile (1180-1246) and Political Women in the High Middle Ages

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Springer, 26 oct. 2009 - 251 páginas
The women in the family which ruled thirteenth-century Castile used maternity, familial and political strategy, and religious and cultural patronage to secure their personal power as well as to promote their lineage. Leonor of England, and her daughters Blanche of Castile (queen of France), Urraca (queen of Portugal), Costanza (a Cistercian nun of Las Huelgas) and Leonor, (queen of Aragon) provide the context for a study focusing on Berenguela of Castile, queen of Leon through marriage and of Castile by right of inheritance, whose most significant accomplishment was to enable the successful rule of her son Fernando.
 

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Índice

Introduction
1
Leonor of England Queen of Castile 11611214
23
Marriage Agreements and the Making of a Queen
51
The Limits of Power and Authority
73
The Mothering Queen
97
Berenguela Conquest and Crusade
122
Death Grief Memory Identity
149
A Perfect Friend of God
172
Notes
177
Bibliography
227
Index
237
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MIRIAM SHADIS holds an appointment as Research Scholar at Ohio University, where she also teaches in History and has taught in Women's Studies.

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