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"Según parecía por las Crónicas antiguas": Representing ruling queens in medieval Castilian historiography

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This thesis explores narratives of ruling queenship in medieval Castilian histories, tracing the evolving treatment of female rulers through a broad range of Latin and vernacular texts from the twelfth to fifteenth centuries. The investigation focuses on diverse accounts of four queens who exercised royal authority in the kingdom of Castile in the High and Late Middle Ages: Urraca of León-Castile (regnant 1109-1126), Berenguela of Castile (regent 1214-1217 and co-regnant 1217-1246), María ...

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University of Oxford
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Jennifer L. Norris
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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