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£65.00

Hardback

Published: 06 April 2017

272 Pages | 10 black and white maps and genealogies

234x153mm

ISBN: 9780198800101


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Ottonian Queenship

Simon MacLean

  • The first major study in English of the queens of the Ottonian dynasty (919-1024)
  • Argues that the history of Ottonian queenship is intimately connected with the unfolding story of the royal dynasty as a whole
  • Interprets the status of Ottonian royal women as a distinctive product of the post-Carolingian era in which the certainties of the ninth century were breaking down
  • Views the Ottonian queens within the contemporary historical landscape of struggles for elite family power, royal legitimacy, and territory
  • Explains and engages with extensive literature on the topic in French, German and Italian
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