Blanche of Castile, Queen of France

Blanche of Castile, Queen of France

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This is the first modern scholarly biography of Blanche of Castile, whose identity has until now been subsumed in that of her son, the saintly Louis IX. A central figure in the politics of medieval Europe, Blanche was a sophisticated patron of religion and culture. Through Lindy Grant's engaging account, based on a close analysis of Blanche's household accounts and of the social and religious networks on which her power and agency depended, Blanche is revealed as a vibrant and intellectually questioning personality.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9780300219265
0300219261
Branch Call Number: BIO BLANCHE GRANT
Characteristics: xi, 455 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 25 cm

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