The Royal Women of Medieval Europe Research Paper by hicaliber

The Royal Women of Medieval Europe
This paper analyzes the role of royal women, including their power and influence, in medieval Europe.
# 93426 | 1,853 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 18, 2007 in History (European) , Women Studies (Historical Figures)

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This paper considers the role of royal medieval women, including their political and religious influence. The author presents a country by country analysis of royal families in medieval Europe, explaining the traditions of succession in each of these countries, and whether or not women could ascend to the throne in these kingdoms. The author concludes that women had political weight during this time. They contributed, even if sometimes indirectly, to the evolution of the states where they lived and they made themselves a place in history.

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Herrin, Judith, "The Imperial Feminine in Byzantium", Past and Present, no. 169, Nov. 1993, pp. 3-35

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