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Author Jordan, Erin L.

Title Women, power, and religious patronage in the Middle Ages / Erin L. Jordan.

Published Houndsmill, Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.489621 JORD    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 193 pages ; 22 cm.
Series New Middle Ages.
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-190) and index.
Contents Introduction : powerful women and religious patronage -- 1. Accessing authority : 1206-14 -- 2. Wielding power : 1214-80 -- 3. Securing power through religious patronage -- 4. Translating secular power into spiritual gains -- App. 1. Monastic and religious foundations in thirteenth-century Flanders and Hainaut -- App. 2. Genealogy of the counts of Flanders and Hainaut.
Summary "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 complied 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 patronage in medieval society, and illuminates concerns specific to powerful women. It simultaneously illustrates the use of patronage to future their political agendas, offering a glimpse of the experience of female rulers in a period when their actions were often constrained and obscured by gender bias."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Jeanne, of Constantinople, approximately 1200-1244.
Marguerite, of Constantinople, 1202-1279.
Women -- France -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Women -- Flanders -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
France -- History -- Medieval period, 987-1515.
Hainaut (County) -- History -- To 1500.
Flanders -- History -- To 1500.
ISBN 1403966567 (alk. paper)