This is a biography of the Empress Matilda. Granddaughter of William the Conqueror and of King Malcolm of the Scots, and daughter of Henry I, Matilda fought for the throne of England, arguably hers by right, for nine years, and was denied it largely because she was a woman. Contemporary chroniclers said of her that she was "always superior to feminine softness and with a mind steeled and unbroken in adversity". In valour and determination Matilda may be compared with Boudicca, or with Elizabeth I, yet most of the serious work on her action-packed life and historical importance lies in untranslated German studies of the last century. In this book Marjorie Chibnall examines her career as a whole, as King Henry's daughter, as the wife and consort of Emperor Henry V, as Countess of Anjou after the Emperor's death, and as regent for her son, Henry II. In the final chapter the author examines the various ways in which Matilda has been judged by historians through the ages, and offers an assessment of the character and achievements of the woman who was described in her epitaph as "great by birth, greater by marriage and greatest in her offspring". This biography, pieced together from archival sources all over Europe, should be of value and interest both to scholars and the general reader.
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Descrizione libro Blackwell Publishers, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110631157379
Descrizione libro Blackwell, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Codice libro della libreria E52B
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Descrizione libro Blackwell Publishers, 1991. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is the first comprehensive and fully documented study of the Empress Matilda to be published in English. Much of the serious work on her life and historical importance has never been translated from German, and almost all has concentrated on the years of her struggle with Stephen for the English crown. This book examines her career as a whole, including the years as consort of the Emperor Henry V and as regent in Normandy for her son Henry II. It illustrates the problems of female succession in the early twelfth century, and gives a balanced assessment of Matilda's character and achievements in the context of her own times. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0631157379
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Descrizione libro Blackwell Publishers, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0631157379