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Bruno of Cologne and Ruotger's Life of Bruno

Henry Mayr‐Harting

in Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian Germany: The View from Cologne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199210718
eISBN:
9780191705755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210718.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the real politics in which Bruno of Cologne was involved, as well as on the principal source for Ruotger's Life of Bruno. Ruotger's Life of Bruno is the most important piece ... More


The Crusading Idea and the Conquest of the Region East of the Elbe

Friedrich Lotter

in Medieval Frontier Societies

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203612
eISBN:
9780191675898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203612.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The process by which the Baltic Slavs and Elbe Slavs, the so-called Wends, were incorporated into the German nation was very complicated. In the middle decades of the 10th century, King Otto I, the ... 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


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


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


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