Queens and queenship in medieval Europe : proceedings of a conference held at King's College London, April 1995


Queens and queenship in medieval Europe : proceedings of a conference held at King's College London, April 1995

edited by Anne J. Duggan

Boydell, 1997

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Includes bibliographical references and index



The image, status and function of queens and empresses, regnant and consort, in kingdoms stretching from England to Jerusalem in the European middle ages, are here under scrutiny. The studies confront many of the central issues relating to women's authority and power in medieval societies and raise questions about the perception of women rulers in contemporary records (and modern historical writing). Did queens exercise real or counterfeit power? Did the promotion of the cult of the Virgin enhance or restrict their sphere of action? Is it time to revise the early feminist view of women as victims? Important papers on Emma of England, Margaret of Scotland, coronation and burial ritual, Byzantine empresses and Scandinavian queens, among others, clearly indicate that a reassessment of `women's work' and of the role of women in the world of medieval dynastic politics is under way. Contributors: JANOS BAK, GEORGE CONKLIN, PAUL CROSSLEY, VOLKER HONEMANN, STEINAR IMSEN, LIZ JAMES,KURT-ULRICH JASCHKE, SARAH LAMBERT, JANET L. NELSON, JOHN C. PARSONS, KAREN PRATT, DION SMYTHE, PAULINE STAFFORD, MARY STROLL, VALERIE WALL, ELIZABETH WARD, DIANA WEBB.


  • Part 1 Queens and empresses in the West: Queen Emma - women and power in 11th-century England, Pauline Stafford
  • the Empress Judith and Carolingian queenship, Elizabeth Ward
  • Queen Margaret of Scotland (1070-1093) - burying the past, enshrining the future, Valerie Wall
  • "Mala Francia, mala Francia, Roma, Roma" - law, betrayal, and Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France, George Conklin
  • late-medieval Scandinavian queenship, Steinar Imsen
  • from famous empresses to unspectacular queens - the Romano-German Empire to Margaret of Brabant, Countess of Luxemburg and Queen of the Romans (d 1311), Kurt-Ulrich Jaeschke
  • a medieval queen and her daughter - Agnes and Elizabeth of Hungary, Volker Honemann. Part 2 Image and reality in the East: goddess, whore, wife or slave? - will the real Byzantine Empress please stand up?, Liz James
  • behind the mask - empresses and empire in Middle Byzantium, Dion Smythe
  • the politics of succession in the Latin East, 1100-1197, Sarah Lambert. Part 3 Images of queenship: Maria Regina - papal symbol, Mary Stroll
  • queen and patron - the Virgin and the Italian city states, Diana Webb
  • queens as scapegoats, Janos Bak
  • the image of the queen in medieval French literature, Karen Pratt. Part 4 Queens and culture: the architecture of queenship - female dynasties and the spread of Gothic architecture in Eastern Europe, Paul Crossley
  • early rituals of queen-making and the making of queenship, Janet L. Nelson
  • "Never was a body buried in England with such solemnity or honour" - the burials and commemorations of English queens, 11th-16th century, John C. Parsons.

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