Eleanor of Aquitane Lord and LadyRegular price £58.00
Eleanor of Aquitane Lord and Lady
Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and John C Parsons.
Pre owned paperback, with curled corners to front cover and burred edges to bottom from repeated shelf wear. Unmarked inside
These twenty-one chapters by scholars in various fields provide a fresh context for understanding Eleanor of Aquitaine's multi-faceted career and reputation. Her fame (and infamy) still fascinates us. She is a pivotal figure in the history of the twelfth century because of her lordly inheritance as well as the eminence--and political and diplomatic scope--of her marital rank as queen, first of France and then of England. Some essays in this collection reassess the often fragmentary historical information about her life, while others investigate her reputation in later literary and historical contexts.