Offers an accessible overview of the vibrant personal and intellectual developments in the medieval court and monasteries during Eleanor of Aquitaine's lifetime.
Series Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Chronology of Events Maps Genealogical Tables Narrative Historical Overview The Twelfth Century Awakening Eleanor, Queen of France: Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage Eleanor, Queen of England: Motherhood, Imprisonment, and Widowhood The Troubadours: Origins, Themes, and Demise Courtly Love Conclusion: What Is She Reading? Biographies Primary Documents Annotated Bibliography Index
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