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Author Tyler, E. M. (Elizabeth M.), 1965- author.

Title England in Europe : English royal women and literary patronage, c.1000-c.1150 / Elizabeth M. Tyler.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 436 pages).
Series Toronto Anglo-Saxon series ; 23
Toronto Anglo-Saxon series ; 23.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-413) and index.
Summary "In England in Europe, Elizabeth Tyler focuses on two histories: the Encomium Emmae Reginae, written for Emma the wife of Æthelred II and Cnut, and The Life of King Edward, written for Edith the wife of Edward the Confessor. Tyler offers a bold literary and historical analysis of both texts and reveals how the two queens actively engaged in the patronage of history-writing and poetry to exercise their royal authority. Tyler's innovative combination of attention to intertextuality and regard for social networks emphasizes the role of women at the centre of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman court literature. In doing so, she argues that both Emma and Edith's negotiation of conquests and factionalism created powerful models of queenly patronage that were subsequently adopted by individuals such as Queen Margaret of Scotland, Countess Adela of Blois, Queen Edith/Matilda, and Queen Adeliza. England in Europe sheds new light on the connections between English, French, and Flemish history-writing and poetry and illustrates the key role Anglo-Saxon literary culture played in European literature long after 1066"-- Provided by publisher.
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Contents Cover -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Note on Translations and Referencing -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Geneaological Table -- Introduction -- 1 Vernacular Foundations -- 2 Fictions of Family: The Encomium Emmae reginae and Virgil's Aeneid -- 3 Talking about History: The Encomium Emmae reginae and the Court of Harthacnut -- 4 The Politics of Allusion in Eleventh-Century England: Classical Poets and the Vita Ædwardi -- 5 Reading through the Conquest -- 6 The Women of 1066 -- 7 Edith Becomes Matilda -- Conclusion: Endings and Beginnings -- Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Emma, Queen, consort of Canute I, King of England, -1052.
Edith, Queen, consort of Edward, King of England, approximately 1020-1075.
Encomium Emmae Reginae.
Vie d'Edouard le Confesseur.
Women -- England -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Literary patrons -- England -- History.
Politics and literature -- History.
European literature -- English influences.
Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Normans -- Great Britain -- Biography.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Other Form: Print version: Tyler, E.M. (Elizabeth M.), 1965- England in Europe. Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2017 9781442640726 (OCoLC)968345405
ISBN 9781442685956 (electronic bk.)
1442685956 (electronic bk.)
9781487514723 (electronic bk.)
1487514727 (electronic bk.)
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