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The World of Eleanor of Aquitaine : Literature and Society in Southern France between the Eleventh and Thirteenth Centuries - Marcus Bull

The World of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Literature and Society in Southern France between the Eleventh and Thirteenth Centuries

By: Marcus Bull (Editor), Catherine Leglu (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2005
ISBN: 9781843831143
Number Of Pages: 199

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Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124-1204) is one of the most important and well-known figures of the Middle Ages; she exercised a huge influence on both the course of history, and on the cultural life, of the time. The essays in this collection use her as a point of entry into wider-ranging discussions of the literary, social, political and religious milieux into which she was born, and to which she contributed; they address many of the misconceptions that have grown around both Eleanor herself and the medieval Midi in general, and open up new areas of debate. Topics explored include the work of the troubadours and the importance to them of patronage; perceptions of southern France and its inhabitants by outsiders; the early history of the Templars in southern France; cultural contacts between the Midi and other parts of the Latin world; the uses of ritual and historical myth in the expression of political power; and attitudes towards women.

Contributors: Catherine Léglu, Marcus Bull, Richard W. Barber, Daniel F. Callahan, Malcolm Barber, John B. Gillingham, Linda Paterson, Ruth Harvey, Daniel Power, Laurent Macé, William Paden.

Introductionp. 1
Eleanor of Aquitaine and the mediap. 13
Eleanor of Aquitaine, the coronation rite of the Dukes of Aquitaine and the cult of Saint Martial of Limogesp. 29
The templar preceptory of Douzens (Aude) in the twelfth centuryp. 37
Events and opinions : Norman and English views of Aquitaine, c.1152-c.1204p. 57
Occitan literature and the Holy Landp. 83
Eleanor of Aquitaine and the troubadoursp. 101
The stripping of a queen : Eleanor of Aquitaine in thirteenth- century Norman traditionp. 115
Raymond VII of Toulouse : the son of Queen Joanne, 'young count' and light of the worldp. 137
Troubadours and historyp. 157
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ISBN: 9781843831143
ISBN-10: 1843831147
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 1st February 2005
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.48