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... simple reading of local laws and legal doctrines would seem to permit, especially when there were no sons to step forward as heirs. Family disputes provided an opening for legal ...
- BookEmpress Adelheid and countess Matilda : medieval female rulership and the foundations of European society
... and Countess Matilda (1046-1115), for their relative ability to retain their wealth and power in the midst of the profound social changes of ... of Tuscany reveal a growth of opportunities for women to access wealth and power. These two women are analyzed under three ...
... they wielded. Second, it posits a new vocabulary with which to conduct that analysis, suggesting that the strict divide between categories ... they lived and operated. Third, it considers the extent to which the root of consorts' power lay within their dynastic ...