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Title: Hlafdige and Hlaford Gendered Power and Images of Continuity in Encomium Emmae Reginae
Authors: Borysławski, Rafał
Keywords: Gendered Power; Encomium Emmae Reginae
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Citation: W: J. Morawiec, R. Borysławski (red.), „Aspects of Royal Power in Medieval Scandinavia” (S. 99-112). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Series/Report no.: Prace Naukowe Uniwersytetu Śląskiego;nr 3760
Abstract: The woman who, depending on a historical source, political environment, and the time of her life, is remembered under the names of Emma and Ælfgifu was in the very centre of events shaping eleventh-century political reality of England, Normandy, and Denmark. As a wife of two kings and a mother of two kings whose rule extended, albeit with varying degree of efficiency, over England, Denmark, and Norway, her importance can hardly be questioned. At the same time, the dramatic events in which she was embroiled, including the particularly brutal maiming and then death of one of her sons, her repeated loss of and reinstatement into power, the pendulum swings between periods of political usefulness and relative abandonment, might make her particularly appealing to the attempts at what may be called historical psychologizing of her character (...).
ISBN: 978-83-226-3399-1
ISSN: 0208-6336
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