Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2010

304 Pages | 2 Maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719073595

Bookseller Code (06)


The Military Leadership of Matilda of Canossa, 1046-1115

David J. Hay

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • Combines military and gender history to challenge the boundaries between the two disciplines Constitutes the first full military history of the campaigns of one of the most powerful women of the Middle Ages Consults an exceptionally wide range of sources-from charters to canonical collections, narratives and even epic poetry-to probe the limits of medieval constructions of gender Explains how Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV lost the 'Investiture Contest' in Italy, showing in detail how Matilda was able to defeat him in war