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Women, Power, and Religious Patronage in the Middle Ages (The New Middle Ages)

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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 study provides a more complex understanding of the role of religious patron
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Hardcover, 204 pages
Published May 27th 2006 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Siria
This is one of those books where I feel like the central idea was good, but the execution was sadly lacking. Jordan looks at the lives and political careers of the Countesses Jeanne and Marguerite of Flanders and Hainault, two thirteenth century heiresses who fought to establish both their own power and to maintain the independence of their counties from France. She argues that recent historians have failed to properly understand gender relations in the Middle Ages, or to understand how people c ...more
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