Eleanor Of Aquitaine

By the Wrath of God, Queen of England
Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446449025
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 464
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Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine was one of the leading personalities of the Middle Ages and also one of the most controversial. She was beautiful, intelligent and wilful, and in her lifetime there were rumours about her that were not without substance. She had been reared in a relaxed and licentious court where the arts of the troubadours flourished, and was even said to have presided over the fabled Courts of Love. Eleanor married in turn Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, and was the mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John. She lived to be 82, but it was only in old age that she triumphed over the adversities and tragedies of her earlier years and became virtual ruler of England. Eleanor has exerted a fascination over writers and biographers for 800 years, but the prevailing myths and legends that attach to her name still tend to obscure the truth. By careful research, Alison Weir has produced a vivid biography with a fresh and provocative perspective on this extraordinary woman.

Eleonore von Aquitanien

Königin des Mittelalters
Author: Ralph V. Turner
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406632009
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 496
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Keine Königin des Mittelalters war so mächtig, so berühmt und zugleich so berüchtigt wie Eleonore von Aquitanien (1124–1204). Sie war erst Königin von Frankreich, dann Königin von England, Gefangene ihres eigenen Ehemanns und Verbündete ihrer Söhne im Kampf gegen den Vater, nicht zuletzt Regentin eines Riesenreichs von der schottischen Grenze bis zu den Pyrenäen; sie förderte den Aufstieg der gotischen Kunst und bis heute gilt sie als «Königin der Troubadoure». In diesem genau recherchierten Buch beleuchtet Ralph V. Turner ihre abenteuerliche Lebensgeschichte auf dem neuesten Stand der historischen Forschung.

Power of a Woman. Memoirs of a turbulent life: Eleanor of Aquitaine


Author: N.A
Publisher: Power of a Woman. Eleanor...
ISBN: 0978062167
Category: France
Page: 398
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The feminine spirit soars in Power of a Woman as Eleanor of Aquitaine, toughest of medieval women, relates her memoirs: of caring and loyalties, triumphs and trials; of her marriages to two warring kings, Louis VII of France, then Henry II of England. She speaks intimately, emotionally of her "too many quarreling sons," including Richard the Lionheart and John, of Magna Carta fame. A patron of troubadours, Eleanor commissions poetry as propaganda. She regales her readers with intrigues, crusades and tales of ruthless diplomacy against barons, kings, popes and Thomas Becket, while confessing her loves, her hopes for her many children, and their fates.

Inventing Eleanor

The Medieval and Post-Medieval Image of Eleanor of Aquitaine
Author: Michael R. Evans
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441146032
Category: History
Page: 224
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Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124-1204), queen of France and England and mother of two kings, has often been described as one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages. Yet her real achievements have been embellished--and even obscured--by myths that have grown up over eight centuries. This process began in her own lifetime, as chroniclers reported rumours of her scandalous conduct on crusade, and has continued ever since. She has been variously viewed as an adulterous queen, a monstrous mother and a jealous murderess, but also as a patron of literature, champion of courtly love and proto-feminist defender of women's rights. Inventing Eleanor interrogates the myths that have grown up around the figure of Eleanor of Aquitaine and investigates how and why historians and artists have invented an Eleanor who is very different from the 12th-century queen. The book first considers the medieval primary sources and then proceeds to trace the post-medieval development of the image of Eleanor, from demonic queen to feminist icon, in historiography and the broader culture.

Between Courtly Literature and Al-Andaluz

Oriental Symbolism and Influences in the Romances of Chretien de Troyes
Author: Michelle Reichert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113550167X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 338
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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean


Author: Stephanie L. Hathaway,David W. Kim
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441131248
Category: History
Page: 208
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This volume presents evidence of the extent and effects of intercultural contacts across Europe and the Mediterranean rim, opening up a new understanding of early medieval civilisation and its continuing influence in both Western and Eastern cultures today. From the perspectives of textual transmission, cultural memory, religion, art and cultural traditions, this work explores the central question of how ideas travelled in the medieval world, challenging the conventional notion of insular communities in the Middle Ages. Despite the schism between East and West that took hold after the thirteenth century this volume reveals a rich and extensive cultural exchange and demonstrates that transmission of ideas and culture across borders began much earlier than the Crusades. It contributes to new perspectives on medieval cities, Christian Europe's history with the Byzantine and Islamic Mediterranean, the landscape of power and the power-plays of the medieval Church, and the way in which cross-cultural transmission affected all of these areas.

Die Herzogin

Roman
Author: Pamela Kaufman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596171590
Category:
Page: 414
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Die letzte Gemahlin des Königs


Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644567816
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
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Meisterin des Wortes Heimlich unterhält die Witwe Kateryn Parr eine Affäre mit ihrer großen Liebe, dem Baron Thomas Seymour. Doch als König Henry VIII. um ihre Hand anhält, hat sie keine Wahl: Sie muss das Angebot annehmen und darf Thomas nie wiedersehen. Kateryn weiß genau, in welche Gefahr sie sich begibt – schließlich wird sie die sechste Gemahlin des launischen Königs. Von zwei ihrer Vorgängerinnen trennte er sich, zwei ließ er hinrichten. Mit der Zeit wähnt sie sich aber in Sicherheit: Im Herzen des Hofes gründet sie einen Studierzirkel und bestimmt als Regentin die Geschicke des Landes in Henrys Abwesenheit. Doch als Befürworterin religiöser Reformen zieht sie schließlich doch Henrys Zorn auf sich ... «Philippa Gregory, Königin des historischen Romans, setzt dieser Heldin ein unvergessliches Denkmal.» (People Magazine) «Niemand schreibt besser über die Tudors als Philippa Gregory.» (Publishers Weekly) «‹Die letzte Gemahlin des Königs› ist nicht nur ein faszinierender Roman über eine überraschend wenig bekannte Zeit der Tudor-Dynastie, sondern vermittelt auch das bedrückende Gefühl des puren Terrors, den das Leben unter einem launischen Tyrannen mit sich bringt – besonders, wenn man mit ihm verheiratet ist.» (Reader’s Digest) «Drastisch schildert Gregory die Beziehung von Kateryn Parr und ihrem Gemahl Henry VIII. Genauso gut beschreibt sie auch die religiösen und politischen Spannungen im England der Tudors. Fesselnd.» (The Times) «Gregorys komplexes Porträt des alternden Königs und seiner sinnlichen, gelehrten Braut wird Tudor-Fans begeistern.» (Publishers Weekly)

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings


Author: Amy Kelly
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674242548
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 427
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An account of Queen Eleanor which describes her dramatic life as a queen, her marriages, and her contributions to that period

The Captive Queen and Eleanor of Aquitaine


Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446457737
Category: Fiction
Page: 992
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A special bundle of one fiction and one non-fiction title from bestselling historian Alison Weir, both exploring the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. The Captive Queen: It is the year 1152 and a beautiful woman of thirty, attended by only a small armed escort, is riding southwards through what is now France, leaving behind her crown, her two young daughters and a shattered marriage to Louis of France, who had been more like a monk than a king, and certainly not much of a lover. This woman is Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, and her sole purpose now is to return to her vast duchy and marry the man she loves, Henry Plantagenet, a man destined for greatness as King of England. Theirs is a union founded on lust which will create a great empire stretching from the wilds of Scotland to the Pyrenees. It will also create the devil's brood of Plantagenets - including Richard Cœur de Lion and King John - and the most notoriously vicious marriage in history. Eleanor of Aquitaine: Wife of Louis VII of France and subsequently of Henry II of England and mother of Richard the Lionheart, Eleanor played a prominent part in the politics of the 12th century. In her biography, Alison Weir brings all the colour and ever-present dangers of Eleanor's world to life, filling the text with absorbing background detail and revelatory contemporary anecdotes. The result is a fresh and thoughtful perspective on the energetic 82 years of life of a determined and ambitious woman living with the sexism, excesses and violence of a society in which the word of a single man could condemn thousands to be put to death.

Englands Königinnen im Mittelalter


Author: Regina-Bianca Kubitscheck,Peter Steckhan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 263
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Tristan et Yseut


Author: Béroul
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783894920517
Category: Arthurian romances
Page: 143
View: 750
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Richard Löwenherz


Author: Dieter Berg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 384
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Eleanor of Aquitaine

Heroine of the Middle Ages
Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438104162
Category: Eleanor
Page: 164
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In addition to being queen consort of both Louis VII of France and Henry II of England, she was also the mother of Richard I the Lion-Heart and John of England.

Eleanor of Aquitaine: The Mother Queen of the Middle Ages


Author: Desmond Seward
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1605987107
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The story of an ambitious princess and heiress that captures this legendary medieval queen in all of her beauty and political intrigue. “A monstrous injurer of heaven and earth,” as Shakespeare referred to this powerful medieval matriarch, Eleanor of Aquitaine’s reign as England’s stormiest and most ambitious queen has never been matched. As the greatest heiress in Europe, she was in turn Queen of France and Queen of England; among her sons were Richard the Lionheart and King John. A magnificent independent ruler in her own right, she lost her power when she married Louis VII of France. She received neither influence nor fame by her second marriage to King Henry II, who jailed her for fifteen years for conspiring and supporting their son’s claim to the throne. Her husband was succeeded by their son, King Richard the Lionheart, who immediately released his mother from prison. Eleanor then acted as Regent while Richard launched the Third Crusade. Her loveliness and glamour, her throwing-off of the constraints that shackled women of the twelfth century, and her very real gifts as a politician and ruler make Eleanor’s story one of the most colorful of the High Middle Ages.

Das Banner der Königin

Historischer Roman
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641150892
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Historische Fakten, große Charaktere und ein faszinierender Einblick in den dramatischen Kampf um die englische Krone Zu Beginn des 12. Jahrhunderts spaltet die Nachfolge König Heinrichs bereits zu dessen Lebzeiten den englischen Hof. Nach seinem plötzlichen Tod entlädt sich der erbitterte Kampf um seinen Thron in einem blutigen Bürgerkrieg. John FitzGilbert, der königstreue ehemalige Hofmarschall, zunächst auf der Seite Stephans, des Neffen des toten Königs, wird schon bald gezwungen, das Lager zu wechseln – zu Mathilde, der Königstocher. Seiner Vaterlandsliebe wird schließlich das teuerste Gut eines Vaters abverlangt: Er soll seinen eigenen Sohn für den Frieden Englands opfern ...

Gottfried von Strassburg

Tristan
Author: Christoph Huber
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arthurian romances
Page: 154
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Biographical Sketches of the Queens of Great Britain. From the Norman Conquest to the Reign of Victoria; Or, Royal Book of Beauty


Author: Mary Botham Howitt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Queens
Page: 516
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Die Erbin der Festung

Roman
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641164478
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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England 1148. Brunin FitzWarin ist ein stilles, in sich gekehrtes Kind. Deshalb schickt ihn sein Vater auf die Burg von Ludlow, wo er zu einem starken und unerschrockenen Ritter ausgebildet werden soll. Zwischen Falkenjagden und Kriegszügen verbringt der Junge seine Zeit mit der Tochter des Burgherrn. Der scheue Brunin und die temperamentvolle Hawise freunden sich an. Und eines Tages spüren sie, dass aus ihrer Jugendfreundschaft Liebe geworden ist. Doch ihr Glück ist Gefahren ausgesetzt, denen Brunin mit aller Kraft trotzen muss ...

Der scharlachrote Löwe

Historischer Roman
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641162351
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 650
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Die Loyalität und der Heldenmut des jungen englischen Ritters William Marshal wurden mit dem Herz von Isabelle de Clare, der Erbin begüterter Ländereien belohnt. In England endet mit dem Tod von Richard Löwenherz die Zeit der Stabilität. Widerstand regt sich in den Domänen, als John, Richards schwacher, aber machtgieriger Bruder, König wird. Um einen offenen Konflikt zu vermeiden, ziehen sich die Liebenden nach Irland zurück. John jedoch will deren Gefolgschaft erzwingen und nimmt Isabellas Ländereien und die Kinder als Pfand. Soll William dem begangenen Unrecht trotzen? Eine schwerwiegende Entscheidung, denn das Wohl seiner Familie steht auf dem Spiel ...