Women, power, and religious patronage in the Middle Ages /

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...

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Main Author: Jordan, Erin L.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Houndsmill, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Series: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Powerful women and religious patronage
  • Accessing authority, 1206-14
  • Wielding power, 1214-80
  • Securing power through religious patronage
  • Translating secular power into spiritual gains
  • Conclusion.