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QUEENS, CONCUBINES, AND DOWAGERS

Stafford, Pauline

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ISBN 10: 0820306398 / ISBN 13: 9780820306391
Published by The University of Georgia Press, 1983
Condition: Good + Hardcover
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Black cloth covered boards, corners bumped. Bright silver titles on spine. Small black sharpie line to top corner of front free end paper, book body otherwise clean. Gray dust jacket shows light scuffing to covers, spine is sunned, small peice missing fromt head of spine, archival brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory # 39406

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Title: QUEENS, CONCUBINES, AND DOWAGERS

Publisher: The University of Georgia Press

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Cloth Covered Boards

Book Condition:Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Good +

Edition: First Thus

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'Between the sixth and eleventh centuries, many women exercised a profound influence on the politics of Western Europe. The histories of Frankia, Italy, and England would have been different had it not been for queens such as Brunhild, Judith, Angelberga, Emma and others. This is a composite biography of the early queens and royal bedfellows and provides a fascinating picture of their political importance and the many factors that affected their personal lives. Woven with the political story of these women is the story of courtships, weddings, dowries; the anxieties of confinements, sterility and infant mortality; the tense relationships with in-laws; and the peaceful, if often involuntary, religious retirement of widowhood. A fascinating study of a period in world history that requires more illumination. Maps and charts are excellent. Highly recommended.' Genealogical Library Journal

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