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Title:
Queen Emma and Queen Edith : queenship and women's power in eleventh-century England
Author:
Stafford, Pauline.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Paperback edition].
Publication Information:
Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xi, 371 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
General Note:
"First published 1997; first published in paperback 2001"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780631227380
Format :
Book

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Central Library DA160 .S73 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Through detailed study of these women the author demonstrates the integral place of royal queens in the rule of the English kingdom and in the process of unification by which England was made.


Author Notes

Pauline Stafford was born and educated in Leeds and received her first degree and doctorate from Oxford University. She now holds a personal Chair at the University of Huddersfield. She is author of numerous articles on early English history, and on the history of early medieval women. Her previous books include Queens, Concubines and Dowagers (1983) and Unification and Conquest: A Political and Social History of England in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries (1989). She was consultant editor of The Biographical Dictionary of British Women (1996) and is a member of the editorial Collective of Gender & History. She is married with three children.


Table of Contents

List of Figures
reface
cknowledgements
art I The Stories
rologue
Emma and Edith in the Narratives of the Eleventh Century
Emma's and Edith's Narratives
art II The Structures
The Faces of the Queen
Family: Structures and Ideals
Household, Land and Patronage
Queen and Queenship
The Fluctuating Power of the Queen: Witnessing and Identities
art III The Lives
Emma
Edith
ppendix I The Lands and Revenues of Edith in Domesday Book
ppendix II Emma's and Edith's Household Followers
ppendix III Genealogical Tables
ibliography
ndex

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