Epilogue: The Power of Royal Women?

  • Phyllis G. Jestice
Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)


In the epilogue, Jestice pulls together the book’s argument that the women of the Ottonian dynasty were consciously endowed with the means to be effective sharers in the work of rule. Their prestige—both in terms of material wealth and symbolic authority—made them valuable tools of government under ordinary circumstances and preservers of Ottonian rule when the throne crisis of 984 forced them to take center stage.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phyllis G. Jestice
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  1. 1.College of CharlestonCharlestonUSA

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