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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

von Amy Kelly
Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
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This account of Queen Eleanor and her century is offered as a study of individuals who set their stamp upon the events of their time, rather than as a study of developing systems of politics, economics, or jurisprudence.

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Titel: Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings
Autor/en: Amy Kelly

ISBN: 0674242548
EAN: 9780674242548
Revised.
Sprache: Englisch.
HARVARD UNIV PR

Januar 1991 - kartoniert - 448 Seiten

Beschreibung

This account of Queen Eleanor and her century is offered as a study of individuals who set their stamp upon the events of their time, rather than as a study of developing systems of politics, economics, or jurisprudence.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. The Rich Dower 2. O Paris! 3. Via Crucis 4. Fear the Greeks 5. Antioch the Glorious 6. Jerusalem 7. The Queen and the Duke 8. The Countess and the Poet 9. The Second Crown 10. Forging the Empire 11. King and Archbishop 12. Becket in Exile 13. Montmirail and Canterbury 14. The Flower of the World 15. The Court of Poitiers 16. Henry and His Sons 17. Sedition 18. Poor Prisoner 19. The Christmas Court 20. War Was in His Heart 21. Henry Revokes His Lands 22. The Fallen Elm of Gisors 23. The Lion Heart Is King 24. The Sicilian Interlude 25. Things Done Overseas 26. Shipwreck and Disguise 27. Eleanor Queen of England 28. The Ransom 29. Captive and Betrayer 30. The Treasure of Chalus 31. Lackland's Portion 32. Blanche and Isabella 33. Mirebeau 34. The Hope of Brittany 35. The Queen Goes Home Notes Bibliography Index

Portrait

Amy Kelly was formerly Associate Professor at Wellesley College.

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A chronicle written with a dash and spirit...As a history of the violent, vigorous, brutal, treacherous, idealistic and generally spectacular twelfth century in Western Europe, Kelly's book is absorbing...I found every bit of it fascinating. -- Orville Prescott New York Times I recently readEleanor of Acquitane and the Four Kings for the third time, and pray that I live long enough to read it at least twice more. A beautifully written work of impeccable scholarship, it re-creates Eleanor and her 12th-century background in meticulous, mezmerizing detail. -- Alan Helms Boston Sunday Globe 19960915 A magnificent book, thorough and complete and beautifully written. -- Thomas B. Costain The book is based on sound scholarship and written with selective skill and with considerable style. New Yorker Amy Kelly writes truth for truth. When she does not know, she says so. When she guesses, she says she is guessing. She makes no 'attempt to fictionize.' Yet her book reads like colorful romance...rich and stimulating... -- Thomas Caldecot Chubb New York Times Book Review

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