9781137339140

The Queens Regnant of Navarre Succession, Politics, and Partnership, 1274-1512

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    9781137339140

  • ISBN10:

    1137339144

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-09-05
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

The five reigning queens of Navarre comprise the largest set of female sovereigns in a single European realm during the Middle Ages. However, the lives and careers of these women are largely unknown beyond the region and have never been investigated as a group or in the context of female rule. This survey of Navarre's queens finally fills this scholarly lacuna by focusing on issues of female succession, matrimonial politics, agency, patronage, and the power-sharing dynamic between the queens and their male consorts. It also highlights the importance of Navarre to major political events of the era and traces these queens' connections to other female European rulers, including Isabel of Castile and Giovanna II of Naples.

Author Biography

Elena Woodacre is Lecturer in Early Modern European History at the University of Winchester, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Geography and Gendered Rule
2. Juana I: The Vacant Throne
3. Juana II: The Queen Returns Home
4. Blanca I: The Peacemaker
5. Leonor: Civil War and Sibling Strife
6. Catalina I: Unequal to the Task?
7. Conclusions

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