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Encomium Emmae Reginae

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Part of Camden Classic Reprints

  • Date Published: September 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521626552

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  • The Encomium Emmae Reginae is, as its title suggests, a political tract in praise of Queen Emma, daughter of Duke Richard I of Normandy, wife of King Ethelred the Unready from 1002 to 1016, and wife of the Danish conqueror King Cnut from 1017 to 1035. It is an important primary source that transports us into the heart of eleventh-century politics. This edition contains a new introduction that places the Encomium in the historical context in which it was written, and traces the career of Emma, a woman who was twice queen and who sought to preserve her position of power as queen-mother.

    • Very important primary source for our understanding of the Danish conquest of England in the early eleventh century
    • Political tract written in praise of Queen Emma
    • Remarkable account of a woman who was twice a queen and her determination to retain her power as Queen Mother
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "This reprint of the Encomium Emmae Reginae is most welcome. not only does it make an important eleventh-century source of English and women's history more readily available, but Simon Keynes' supplementary introduction provides a helpful and thorough discussion of the historical issues raised in this work." The Medieval Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521626552
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the 1998 reprint
    Introduction to the 1998 edition
    Abbreviations and bibliography
    Encomium Emmae Reginae
    General index
    Index to the text of the Encomium

  • Editor

    Alistair Campbell, University of Cambridge

    Introduction by

    Simon Keynes

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