Imperial Ladies of the Ottonian Dynasty: Women and Rule in Tenth-Century Germany By Phyllis G. Jestice
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 306 Pages | ISBN : 3319773054 | 6.75 MB
In tenth-century Europe and particularly in Germany, imperial women were able to wield power in ways that were scarcely imaginable in earlier centuries. Theophanu and Adelheid were two of the most influential figures in the Ottonian reich along with their husbands, who relied heavily on their support. Phyllis G. Jestice examines an array of factors that produced their power and prestige, including societal attitudes toward women, their wealth, their unction as queens, and their carefully constructed image of piety.