SHARE

Noblewomen, aristocracy and power in the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman realm

By Susan M. Johns

Noblewomen, aristocracy and power in the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman realm
Paperback -
  • Price: £18.99
  • ISBN: 9780719063053
  • Publish Date: Jul 2003
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Buy Now £18.99

    Delivery Exc. North and South America

    Buy

    Delivery to North and South America

    Click Here to Buy from Your Preferred Bookseller

    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6305-3
    • Pages: 288
    • Price: £18.99
    • Published Date: July 2003
    • Series: Gender in History

    Description

    The first major work on noblewomen in the twelfth century and Normandy, and of the ways in which they exercised power. Offers an important reconceptualisation of women's role in aristocratic society and suggests new ways of looking at lordship and the ruling elite in the high middle ages. Considers a wide range of literary sources such as chronicles, charters, seals and governmental records to draw out a detailed picture of noblewomen in the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman realm. Asserts the importance of the life-cycle in determining the power of aristocratic women. Demonstrates that the influence of gender on lordship was profound, complex and varied.

    Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    Literary sources
    1. Power and portrayal
    2. Patronage and power
    Noblewomen and power: the charter evidence
    3. Countesses
    4. Witnessing
    5. Countergifts and affidation
    6. Seals
    7. Women of the lesser nobility
    8. Royal inquests and the power of noblewomen: the Rotuli de Dominabus et Pueris et Puellis de XII Comitatibus of 1185
    Conclusion
    Appendix one: catalogue of seals from the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries
    Appendix two: noblewomen in the Rotuli de Dominabus
    Bibliography
    Index

    Author

    Susan M. Johns was Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Huddersfield 1994-97 and now teaches at the University of Sheffield

    Noblewomen, aristocracy and power in the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman realm

    By Susan M. Johns

    Paperback £18.99 / $27.95

    Or buy from your preferred bookseller:

    Amazon Waterstones Blackwells Bookshop

    Newsletter Sign Up

    Manchester University Press
    Close

    Your cart is empty.

    Total
    Select your shipping destination to estimate postage costs

    (Based on standard shipping costs)

    Final cost calculated on checkout
    Checkout
    Promotional codes can be added on Checkout

    Sign up for our newsletter and get 30% off any MUP title.