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Women, Power, and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages : The New Middle Ages - E. Jordan

Women, Power, and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages

The New Middle Ages

By: E. Jordan

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2006
ISBN: 9781403966568
Number Of Pages: 193

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As sisters and successive countesses of Flanders and Hainaut in the thirteenth century, Jeanne and Marguerite actively shaped the political landscape of northern Europe, and compiled an impressive record of monastic patronage. By examining a significant corpus of secular and monastic charters, this study provides a more complex understanding of the role of religious patronage in medieval society, and illuminates concerns specific to powerful women. It simultaneously illustrates the use of patronage to further their political agendas, offering a glimpse of the experience of female rulers in a period when their actions were often constrained and obscured by gender bias.

'This is a valuable study, both of female power and of the nature of monastic patronage in a specific context.' Janet Burton - Ecclesiastrical History

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Powerful Women and Religious Patronagep. 1
Accessing Authority: 1206-14p. 17
Wielding Power: 1214-80p. 37
Securing Power through Religious Patronagep. 61
Translating Secular Power into Spiritual Gainsp. 87
Conclusionp. 111
Monastic and Religious Foundations in Thirteenth-Century Flanders and Hainautp. 117
Genealogy of the Counts of Flanders and Hainautp. 123
Notesp. 125
Bibliographyp. 173
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9781403966568
ISBN-10: 1403966567
Series: The New Middle Ages
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 193
Published: 1st May 2006
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1