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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

By: Kelly, Amy Ruth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284461

ISBN: 0674242505

Condition: Near Fine


Spine slightly cocked. 1981 Hard Cover. xi, 427 pp. The story of that amazingly influential and still somewhat mysterious woman, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has the dramatic interest of a novel. She was at the very center of the rich culture and clashing politics of the twelfth century. Richest marriage prize of the Middle Ages, she was Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII, and went with him on the exciting and disastrous Second Crusade. Inspiration of troubadours and trouveres, she played a large part in rendering fashionable the Courts of Love and in establishing the whole courtly tradition of... View more info