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Title Moving women moving objects (400-1500) / edited by Tracy Chapman Hamilton and Mariah Proctor-Tiffany ; with a foreword by Joan A. Holladay
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 346 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Maps, spaces, cultures, 2352-7900 ; volume 2
Contents Introduction: Women and the circulation of material culture : crossing boundaries and connecting spaces / Tracy Chapman Hamilton and Mariah Proctor-Tiffany -- Mapping gold in motion : women and jewelry from early medieval Scandinavia / Nancy L. Wicker -- Remembrance and erasure of objects belonging to Rus' princesses in medieval western sources : the cases of Anastasia Iaroslavna's "Saber of Charlemagne" and Anna Iaroslavna's Red Gem / Talia Zajac -- Symbolic geography in the tomb and seal of Berengaria of Navarre, Queen of England / Kathleen Nolan -- Matilda of Saxony's luxury objects in motion : salving the wounds of conflict / Jitske Jasperse -- Female networks and the circulation of a late medieval illustrated health guide / Jennifer Borland -- Saint Birgitta of Sweden : movement, place, and visionary experience / Benjamin Zweig -- The place of a queen/A queen and her places : Jeanne of Navarre's Kalila and Dimna as a political manuscript in early fourteenth-century France / Amanda Luyster -- Of movement, monarchs, and manuscripts : the case for Jeanne II of Navarre's picture Bible as a geopolitical bridge between Paris and Pamplona / Julia Finch -- The personal geography of a Dowager queen : Isabella of France and her inventory / Anne Rudloff Stanton -- Moving possessions and secure posthumous reputation : the gifts of Jeanne of Burgundy (ca. 1293-1349) / Marguerite Keane -- Valentina Visconti's Trousseau : mapping identity through the transport of jewels / Diane Antille -- Moving women and their moving objects : Zoe (Sophia) Palaiologina and Anna Palaiologina Notaras as cultural translators / Lana Sloutsky -- The shoes of an infanta : bringing the sensuous, not sensible "Spanish style" of Catherine of Aragon to Tudor England / Theresa Earenfight
Summary "This collection forges new ground in the discussion of aristocratic and royal women, their relationships with their objects, and medieval geography. It explores how women's geographic and familial networks spread well beyond the borders that defined men's sense of region and how the movement of their belongings can reveal essential information about how women navigated these often-disparate spaces. Beginning in early medieval Scandinavia, ranging from Byzantium to Rus', and multiple lands in Western Europe up to 1500, the essays span a great spatio-temporal range. Moreover, the types of objects extend from traditionally studied works like manuscripts and sculpture, to liturgical and secular ceremonial instruments, icons, and articles of personal adornment, such as textiles and jewelry, even including shoes"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from resource home page (BrillOnline, viewed November 11, 2019)
Subject Aristocracy (Social class) -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Material culture -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Personal belongings -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Princesses -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Queens -- Europe -- History -- To 1500
Women -- Europe -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500.
Aristocracy (Social class)
Material culture.
Personal belongings.
Women -- Middle Ages.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Hamilton, Tracy Chapman, editor.
Proctor-Tiffany, Mariah, editor.
LC no. 2019020959
ISBN 9004399674