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The Resource Eleanor of Castile : queen and society in thirteenth-century England, John Carmi Parsons

Eleanor of Castile : queen and society in thirteenth-century England, John Carmi Parsons

Label
Eleanor of Castile : queen and society in thirteenth-century England
Title
Eleanor of Castile
Title remainder
queen and society in thirteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
John Carmi Parsons
Title variation
Queen and society in thirteenth-century England
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For too long many historians have avoided the careers of medieval queens, dismissing them as creatures of romance and legend, as women who enjoyed rank and wealth merely as a consequence of birth or marriage. A renewed interest in such women has, however, been created by new approaches to the understanding of women and power in the Middle Ages. Eleanor of Castile looks at the wife of Edward I of England, a woman eulogized since the sixteenth century as a model of virtuous womanhood and queenly excellence who overcame the impediment of her foreign birth to win all English hearts. By exploring Eleanor's behavior and the ways in which it was interpreted by her subjects, John Carmi Parsons overturns this view and shows that Eleanor's contemporaries actually had quite a different opinion of their queen. Eleanor of Castile thus becomes a study in the construction of the imagery of one woman's power and her society's perception of that imagery. Parsons also considers the evolution of the queen's posthumous legend as her reputation was fashioned and refashioned in response to changing opinions on women and power
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA229
LC item number
.P37 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Eleanor of Castile : queen and society in thirteenth-century England, John Carmi Parsons
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages [331]-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31078767
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780312086497
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
94031086 //r95
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Eleanor of Castile : queen and society in thirteenth-century England, John Carmi Parsons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references pages [331]-352) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31078767
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780312086497
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
94031086 //r95
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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