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Title
Vie, la légende, l'influence d'Aliénor, comtesse de Poitou, duchesse d'Aquitaine, reine de France, puis d'Angleterre, dame des troubadours et des bardes bretons Vie, la légende, l'influence d'Aliénor, comtesse de Poitou, duchesse d'Aquitaine, reine de France, puis d'Angleterre, dame des troubadours et des bardes bretons. English
Type
Text
Subject
Eleanor, of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England, 1122?-1204.
Great Britain--History--Henry II, 1154-1189--Biography.
Louis VII, King of France, approximately 1120-1180--Marriage.
Henry II, King of England, 1133-1189--Marriage.
France--History--Louis VII, 1137-1180--Biography.
Queens--Great Britain--Biography.
Queens--France--Biography.
Troubadours.
Genre Form
biographies
Language
English
English
original (fre)
English
Geographic Coverage
France
Great Britain
Classification
LCC: DA209.E6 M35 2007 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 942.03/1092 full (Assigner: dlc)
DDC: B full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2007024464
Note
Includes translation
Summary
"A comprehensive view of the mythical and historic significance of the great medieval queen"--Provided by publisher.
Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) has been long noted for her political and cultural achievements that profoundly shaped twelfth-century Europe. Culturally, beyond her role as wife of kings Louis VII of France and Henry II of England and mother of kings Richard and John, she inspired the diffusion of the Arthurian cycle and the Celtic myths underpinning it. Without Eleanor, figures such as Merlin, Arthur, and Guinevere (for whom Eleanor served as model) would never have assumed the symbolic value they now possess. Politically, she played a crucial role not only in the development of the Plantagenet Empire, but also in the granting of charters to merchants and craftsmen that led to the birth of the modern middle class. But her greatest influence, still shaping modern sensibilities, was her role as the symbol of courtly love, which was not a mere diversion of the aristocracy but a process of male initiation and transcendence.--From publisher description.
Table Of Contents
Twice a queen
Eleanor's strange "divorce"
Queen of the troubadours
The legend of Eleanor
From Guinevere to Melusine.
Authorized Access Point
Markale, Jean. Vie, la légende, l'influence d'Aliénor, comtesse de Poitou, duchesse d'Aquitaine, reine de France, puis d'Angleterre, dame des troubadours et des bardes bretons. English