Courts, Elites, and Gendered Power in the Early Middle Ages

Courts, Elites, and Gendered Power in the Early Middle Ages Charlemagne and Others - Variorum Collected Studies Series

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A major theme in the volume of articles by Janet Nelson is the usefulness of gender as a category of historical analysis. Papers range widely across early medieval time and geographical as well as social space, but most focus on the Carolingian period and on royalty and elites. The workings of dynastic political power are viewed in social as well as political context, and the author explores the realities of gendered power, which while constraining women, gave them distinctive possibilities for agency. These papers offer new perspectives on the Carolingian world in general and on Charlemagne's reign in particular.

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ISBN: 9780754659334
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 944.014
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 636g
Height: 156mm
Width: 230mm
Spine width: 27mm