A Companion to Global Queenship

This collection brings together case studies of premodern queenship in a truly global comparative context, highlighting the vitally important place that women occupied at the heart of the realm.


Author: Elena Woodacre

Publisher: Arc Companions

ISBN: 1942401469

Category: Kings and rulers

Page: 324

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This collection brings together case studies of premodern queenship in a truly global comparative context, highlighting the vitally important place that women occupied at the heart of the realm.

Queenship and the Women of Westeros

Elisabetta Colla, “When the Emperor Is a Woman: The Case of Wu Zetian (624–705), The 'Emulator of Heaven' ”, in A Companion to Global Queenship, edited by Elena Woodacre, Bradford: ARC Humanities Press, 2018, 13–26, 14.


Author: Zita Eva Rohr

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030250416

Category: History

Page: 263

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Is the world of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones really medieval? How accurately does it reflect the real Middle Ages? Historians have been addressing these questions since the book and television series exploded into a cultural phenomenon. For scholars of medieval and early modern women, they offer a unique vantage point from which to study the intersections of elite women and popular understandings of the premodern world. This volume is a wide-ranging study of those intersections. Focusing on female agency and the role of advice, it finds a wealth of continuities and contrasts between the many powerful female characters of Martin’s fantasy world and the strategies that historical women used to exert influence. Reading characters such as Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, and Brienne of Tarth with a creative, deeply scholarly eye, Queenship and the Women of Westeros makes cutting-edge developments in queenship studies accessible to everyday readers and fans.

Queenship in Early Modern Europe

A Companion to Global Queenship. Elena Woodacre, ed. Leeds: Arc Humanities Press, 2018. A Constellation of Courts: The Courts and Households of Habsburg Europe, 1555–1665. Rene Vermier, Dries Raeymaekers and Jose Eloy Hortal Munoz, eds.


Author: Charles Beem

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137005069

Category: History

Page: 274

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Offering a fascinating survey of European queenship from 1500-1800, with each chapter beginning with a discussion of the archetypal queens of Western, Central, Northern, and Eastern Europe, Charles Beem explores the particular nature of the regional forms and functions of queenship – including consorts, queens regnant, dowagers and female regents – while interrogating our understanding of the dynamic operations of queenship as a transnational phenomenon in European history. Incorporating detailed discussions of gender and material culture, this book encourages both instructors and student readers to engage in meaningful further research on queenship. This is an excellent overview of an exciting area of historical research and is the perfect companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students of History with an interest in queens and queenship.

Becoming a Queen in Early Modern Europe

4For example, see: T. Earenfight, Queenship in Medieval Europe (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); T. M. Vann (ed.) ... A Companion to Global Queenship (Amsterdam: ARC Humanities Press); H. Matheson-Pollock, J. Paul, C. Fletcher (eds), ...


Author: Katarzyna Kosior

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030118488

Category: History

Page: 256

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Queens of Poland are conspicuously absent from the study of European queenship—an absence which, together with early modern Poland’s marginal place in the historiography, results in a picture of European royal culture that can only be lopsided and incomplete. Katarzyna Kosior cuts through persistent stereotypes of an East-West dichotomy and a culturally isolated early modern Poland to offer a groundbreaking comparative study of royal ceremony in Poland and France. The ceremonies of becoming a Jagiellonian or Valois queen, analysed in their larger European context, illuminate the connections that bound together monarchical Europe. These ceremonies are a gateway to a fuller understanding of European royal culture, demonstrating that it is impossible to make claims about European queenship without considering eastern Europe.

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe

See, for example:Woodacre, ed., A Companion to Global Queenship; Schutte and Paranque, eds., Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe; Bertolet, ed., Queens Matter in Early Modern Studies; Dunn and Carney, eds., ...


Author: Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048539178

Category: History


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Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe examines the lives of women whose gender impeded the exercise of their personal, political, and religious agency, with an emphasis on the conflict that occurred when they crossed the edges society placed on their gender. Many of the women featured in this collection have only been afforded cursory scholarly focus, or the focus has been isolated to a specific, (in)famous event. This collection redresses this imbalance by providing comprehensive discussions of the women's lives, placing the matter that makes them known to history within the context of their entire life. Focusing on women from different backgrounds - such as Marie Meurdrac, the French chemist; Anna Trapnel, the Fifth Monarchist and prophetess; and Cecilia of Sweden, princess, margravine, countess, and regent - this collection brings together a wide range of scholars from a variety of disciplines to bring attention to these previously overlooked women.

A Companion to Global Gender History

Earenfight, Theresa (2013) Queenship in Medieval Europe. Basingstock: Palgrave. Evergates, Theodore, ed. (1999) Aristocratic Women in Medieval France. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Farmer, Sharon (2010) “Parisian ...


Author: Teresa A. Meade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119535805

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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Provides a completely updated survey of the major issues in gender history from geographical, chronological, and topical perspectives This new edition examines the history of women over thousands of years, studies their interaction with men in a gendered world, and looks at the role of gender in shaping human behavior. It includes thematic essays that offer a broad foundation for key issues such as family, labor, sexuality, race, and material culture, followed by chronological and regional essays stretching from the earliest human societies to the contemporary period. The book offers readers a diverse selection of viewpoints from an authoritative team of international authors and reflects questions that have been explored in different cultural and historiographic traditions. Filled with contributions from both scholars and teachers, A Companion to Global Gender History, Second Edition makes difficult concepts understandable to all levels of students. It presents evidence for complex assertions regarding gender identity, and grapples with evolving notions of gender construction. In addition, each chapter includes suggestions for further reading in order to provide readers with the necessary tools to explore the topic further. Features newly updated and brand-new chapters filled with both thematic and chronological-geographic essays Discusses recent trends in gender history, including material culture, sexuality, transnational developments, science, and intersectionality Presents a diversity of viewpoints, with chapters by scholars from across the world A Companion to Global Gender History is an excellent book for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students involved in gender studies and history programs. It will also appeal to more advanced scholars seeking an introduction to the field.

Princely Power in Late Medieval France

A Companion to Global Queenship. Leeds, 2018. Yeurc'h, B.La Noblesseen Bretagne: titres et offices prééminenciers sous les ducs de Bretagne. Perros-Guirec, 2014. Zajac, T. 'The social–political roles of the princess in Kyivan Rus', ...


Author: Erika Graham-Goering

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108489096

Category: History

Page: 350

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Jeanne de Penthièvre (c.1326-1384), duchess of Brittany, was an active and determined ruler who maintained her claim to the duchy throughout a war of succession and even after her eventual defeat. This in-depth study examines Jeanne's administrative and legal records to explore her co-rule with her husband, the social implications of ducal authority, and her strategies of legitimization in the face of conflict. While studies of medieval political authority often privilege royal, male, and exclusive models of power, Erika Graham-Goering reveals how there were multiple coexisting standards of princely action, and it was the navigation of these expectations that was more important to the successful exercise of power than adhering to any single approach. Cutting across categories of hierarchy, gender, and collaborative rule, this perspective sheds light on women's rulership as a crucial component in the power structures of the early Hundred Years' War, and demonstrates that lordship retained salience as a political category even in a period of growing monarchical authority.

The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe

A Companion to Global Queenship (Bradford: ARC Humanities Press, 2018), 79–94. Bernard, G. W., 'Reflecting on the King's Reformation', In Thomas Betteridge & Suzannah Lipscomb (eds), Henry VIII and his Court; Art, Politics and ...


Author: Amanda L. Capern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000709599

Category: History

Page: 440

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The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe is a comprehensive and ground-breaking survey of the lives of women in early-modern Europe between 1450 and 1750. Covering a period of dramatic political and cultural change, the book challenges the current contours and chronologies of European history by observing them through the lens of female experience. The collaborative research of this book covers four themes: the affective world; practical knowledge for life; politics and religion; arts, science and humanities. These themes are interwoven through the chapters, which encompass all areas of women’s lives: sexuality, emotions, health and wellbeing, educational attainment, litigation and the practical and leisured application of knowledge, skills and artistry from medicine to theology. The intellectual lives of women, through reading and writing, and their spirituality and engagement with the material world, are also explored. So too is the sheer energy of female work, including farming and manufacture, skilled craft and artwork, theatrical work and scientific enquiry. The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe revises the chronological and ideological parameters of early-modern European history by opening the reader’s eyes to an exciting age of female productivity, social engagement and political activism across European and transatlantic boundaries. It is essential reading for students and researchers of early-modern history, the history of women and gender studies.

People Power and Identity in the Late Middle Ages

Woodacre, E., 'Introduction: Placing Queenship into a Global Context', in A Companion to Global Queenship, ed. E. Woodacre (Amsterdam, 2018), pp. 1–9. Woodacre, E., 'The Perils of Promotion: Maternal Ambition and Sacrifice in the Life ...


Author: Gwilym Dodd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000409185

Category: History

Page: 376

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This collection of ground-breaking essays celebrates Mark Ormrod’s wide-ranging influence over several generations of scholars. The seventeen chapters in this collection focus primarily on the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and are grouped thematically on governance and political resistance, culture, religion and identity.

The Routledge History of Monarchy

For a further notable example of this approach applied to the study of monarchy see Elena Woodacre, ed., A Companion to Global Queenship (Bradford: ARC-Humanities Press, 2018). On Suleiman's claims see Stephen F. Dale, ...


Author: Elena Woodacre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351787307

Category: History

Page: 736

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The Routledge History of Monarchy draws together current research across the field of royal studies, providing a rich understanding of the history of monarchy from a variety of geographical, cultural and temporal contexts. Divided into four parts, this book presents a wide range of case studies relating to different aspects of monarchy throughout a variety of times and places, and uses these case studies to highlight different perspectives of monarchy and enhance understanding of rulership and sovereignty in terms of both concept and practice. Including case studies chosen by specialists in a diverse array of subjects, such as history, art, literature, and gender studies, it offers an extensive global and interdisciplinary approach to the history of monarchy, providing a thorough insight into the workings of monarchies within Europe and beyond, and comparing different cultural concepts of monarchy within a variety of frameworks, including social and religious contexts. Opening up the discussion of important questions surrounding fundamental issues of monarchy and rulership, The Routledge History of Monarchy is the ideal book for students and academics of royal studies, monarchy, or political history.