Capetian Women

Title

Capetian Women

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Description

"Never before have the women of the Capetian royal dynasty in France been the subject of a study in their own right. The new research in Capetian Women challenges old paradigms about the restricted roles of royal women, uncovering their influence in social, religious, cultural, and even political spheres. The scholars in the volume consider medieval chroniclers' responses to the independent actions of royal women as well as modern historians' use of them as vehicles for constructing the past. The essays also delineate the creation of reginal identity through cultural practices such as religious patronage and the commissioning of manuscripts, tomb sculpture, and personal seals."--Amazon.com description

ISBN

9780312294489

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

New York

Keywords

Kathleen Nolan, Capetian dynasty, French royalty

Disciplines

European History | Women's History