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Ottonian Queenship

Simon MacLean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800101
eISBN:
9780191839887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800101.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This is the first major study in English of the queens of the Ottonian dynasty (919–1024). The Ottonians, a family from Saxony, are often regarded as the founders of the medieval German kingdom. They ... More


Beyond the Barricades: Government and State-Building in Post-Revolutionary Prussia, 1848-1858

Anna Ross

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198833826
eISBN:
9780191872204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833826.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Beyond the Barricades is an original study of government after the 1848–9 revolutions. It focuses on a number of conservative ministers in Prussia who sought to learn lessons from their experiences ... More


Theophanu and the ‘Dominae Imperiales’, 972–91

Simon MacLean

in Ottonian Queenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800101
eISBN:
9780191839887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800101.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the career of the Empress Theophanu, generally seen as the apex of Ottonian queenly power. Her extraordinary status is often regarded as a consequence of her Byzantine ... More


Introduction

Duncan Hardy

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire: Upper Germany, 1346-1521

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827252
eISBN:
9780191866180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827252.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, European Early Modern History

Interpretations of the Holy Roman Empire have always been fraught and contested, particularly regarding the late medieval and early modern period. German historians have offered two main ... More


Cabinets, Constitutions, and Parliamentary Representation

Anna Ross

in Beyond the Barricades: Government and State-Building in Post-Revolutionary Prussia, 1848-1858

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198833826
eISBN:
9780191872204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833826.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter traces the formation of the Brandenburg–Manteuffel and Manteuffel Ministries of State, and their efforts to bring revolutionary unrest to an end. Ending revolutionary instability ... More


Conclusion

Anna Ross

in Beyond the Barricades: Government and State-Building in Post-Revolutionary Prussia, 1848-1858

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198833826
eISBN:
9780191872204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833826.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter draws together the themes raised in the book. It reminds the reader that the Minister-President Brandenburg was appointed to restore monarchy and this he did with tenacity, but not in ... More


Introduction

Anna Ross

in Beyond the Barricades: Government and State-Building in Post-Revolutionary Prussia, 1848-1858

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198833826
eISBN:
9780191872204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833826.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter introduces the Prussian governments of the post-revolutionary period, situating them within a divided political landscape. The Brandenburg–Manteuffel and Manteuffel Ministries of State ... More


English Queens and Native Queens in Post-Carolingian Francia and Saxony, 917–39

Simon MacLean

in Ottonian Queenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800101
eISBN:
9780191839887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800101.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This chapter deals with the evidence for the first two Ottonian queens, Mathilda and Edith. Study of these two figures is heavily coloured by narrative sources which glorify them, but which were ... More


An Ottonian Queen at the West Frankish Court, 939–54

Simon MacLean

in Ottonian Queenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800101
eISBN:
9780191839887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800101.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This chapter discusses the career of Gerberga, a sister of Otto I who married the West Frankish (‘French’) king Louis IV in 939. It begins with a discussion of the internal conflicts over the ... More


The Three Families of Queen Gerberga, 950–65

Simon MacLean

in Ottonian Queenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800101
eISBN:
9780191839887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800101.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This chapter extends the analysis of Gerberga’s career into her widowhood, when she continued to rule as the mother of the West Frankish king Lothar (954–86). The discussion explains the roles she ... More


Writing Ottonian Queenship I: Adelheid and the Conquest of Italy, 951–73

Simon MacLean

in Ottonian Queenship

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800101
eISBN:
9780191839887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800101.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

This chapter turns to Adelheid, the second wife of Otto I, remembered as one of the most powerful queens of the Middle Ages. I begin with a discussion of the sources for Adelheid’s career, which is ... More


Feuding and Warfare

Duncan Hardy

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire: Upper Germany, 1346-1521

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827252
eISBN:
9780191866180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827252.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History, European Early Modern History

Alongside and entangled with arbitration was another common practice of the Upper German elite: engaging in feuds and wars. Non-German scholarship has traditionally portrayed feuding as illegitimate ... More


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