Eleanor of Aquitaine

Lord and Lady

  • Bonnie Wheeler
  • John Carmi Parsons

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Marie Hivergneaux
    Pages 55-76
  3. Miriam Shadis, Constance Hoffman Berman
    Pages 177-211
  4. Constance Brittain Bouchard
    Pages 223-235
  5. George T. Beech
    Pages 369-376
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 441-506

About this book


Eleanor's patrilineal descent, from a lineage already prestigious enough to have produced an empress in the eleventh century, gave her the lordship of Aquitaine. But marriage re-emphasized her sex which, in the medieval scheme of gender-power relations relegated her to the position of Lady in relation to her Lordly husbands. In this collection, essays provide a context for Eleanor's life and further an evolving understanding of Eleanor's multifaceted career. A valuable collection on the greatest heiress of the medieval period.


England essay France history marriage women

Editors and affiliations

  • Bonnie Wheeler
    • 1
  • John Carmi Parsons
  1. 1.Southern Methodist UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-60236-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-05262-9
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