7 edition of Blanche of Castile found in the catalog.
|Statement||Régine Pernoud ; translated by Henry Noel.|
|LC Classifications||DC91.6.B5 P4713 1975|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||319 p.,  leaves of plates :|
|Number of Pages||319|
|LC Control Number||74079678|
And the predilection for visual and literary patronage, which Blanche brought to the Capetian court, was not a contribution in female soft power, but was traditional among both the women and the men of her Anglo-Norman and Angevin forbears. A ruler will surely use the full register of powers at his or her disposal. Blanche of Castile certainly did. Blanche was the Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII. She acted as regent twice during the reign of her son, Louis IX. She was born in Palencia, Spain, , the third Daughter of Alfonso VII, king of Castile and Eleanor of England. Eleanor was the daughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Blanche had her oldest surviving son crowned as Louis IX on 29th November
Blanche of Castile and King Louis IX of France; Author Dictating to a Scribe, Moralized Bible, France, probably Paris, c. , 14 3/4 × 10 1/4 inches / × cm (The Morgan Library & Museum) In a French king died, leaving his queen to rule his kingdom until their son came of age. Immediately download the Blanche of Castile summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching Blanche of Castile.
Blanche of Castile continued in a strong role even after Louis' marriage, taking an active role in selecting his bride, Marguerite of Provence. Granted dower lands in Artois as part of the original treaty that brought her to her marriage, Blanche was able to trade those lands for ones closer to Louis' court in Paris. Blanche used some of. The Psalter of Blanche of Castile, made in Paris in the first quarter of the 13th century, is an exquisite example of Parisian book codex, also known as Sainte-Chapelle Psalter, features 27 beautifully illuminated full-page miniatures, 9 historiated initials, and 24 calendar medallions containing episodes from the New and Old Testaments.
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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 Cited by: 2. Blanche of Castile keeps coming up in history books, but finally I found a full biography.
It is written for college level, does not bog down with politics and extraneous Blanche of Castile book. the history of the times and people are clearly and simply described which helps keep it all straight.
She was a remarkable person and able to avoid warfare by a /5(6). Blanche of Castile was first queen, then queen regent, of France in the early thirteenth century. Her acts as a politician and a patron have largely been overlooked by historians, but Lindy Grant provides a remarkable rebuttal to that in this book, the first full-length biography of Blanche since the s.4/5.
This is a most welcome book. Queen Blanche of Castile (–) was the indomitable mother of the Saint-King Louis IX of France (r. –70).An active and valued partner to her husband Louis VIII, she twice served as regent of France, and her power and influence over king and kingdom were constant and : Justine Firnhaber-Baker.
Blanche was the daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor, who was the daughter of Henry II of England. Her grandmother Eleanor of Aquitaine, queen of England, traveled to Spain to take the year-old Blanche to France, where a marriage treaty was concluded with Louis, the young son of King Philip II Augustus.
This politically motivated marriage had been arranged by Blanche’s uncle. 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. Even in a page book there is only room for so much, and what is largely left out is a conversation with modern and contemporary scholarship.
Blanche’s intimate knowledge of her sources and her confidence in interpreting them is such that the conversation is almost exclusively between Grant, Blanche of Castile, and Blanche’s contemporaries.
Review that contextualizes Grant's long-awaited biography of Blanche of Castile. The child, Blanche of Castile, grew up to become a formidable queen of France, the mother of St Louis, and arguably the most successful woman to wield political power in the middle ages.
Eleanor must have seen something of herself in her granddaughter. Blanche de Castille, (née le 4 mars à Palencia, Castille - morte le 27 novembre à Melun), reine de France, est la fille d'Alphonse VIII de Castille et d'Aliénor d'Angleterre, elle-même fille d'Aliénor d'Aquitaine et d'Henri II Plantagenêt: elle est donc la nièce du roi Jean sans Terre/5.
Blanche of Castile and King Louis IX of France (detail), Dedication Page with Blanche of Castile and King Louis IX of France, Bible of Saint Louis (Moralized Bible), c.ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum (The Morgan Library and Museum, MS M.fol. 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.
Ma Moniek Blanche of Castile, Book Reviews, France, The Royal Women 0 Blanche of Castile was born on 4 March as the daughter of Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England.
Not much is known of her youth. The frontispiece to Blanche of Castile is taken from the moralised Bible of St Louis, and is one of the most famous images from the Middle Ages.
Against a golden background, a crowned Blanche and Louis IX are enthroned side-by-side, the king holding a sceptre and his mother gesturing towards him.
Review: Blanche of Castile: Queen of France R oyal Studies Journal (RSJ), 4, no. 2 (), page This position has interesting implications f or the study of queenship.
Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Blanche of Castile. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, (OCoLC) Named Person: Blanche, of Castile Queen consort of Louis VIII King of France; Blanche, of Castile Queen consort of Louis VIII King of France: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Régine Pernoud; Henry Noel.
Later, St. Louis de Montfort would repeat the story in his book The Secret of the Rosary to encourage the praying of the Rosary. If King Louis was an exemplary Catholic King, his mother Blanche of Castile was the model of the pious, strong Catholic Queen. Blanche of Castile, Queen of France and the warrior-regent who held the kingdom for her young son, King Louis IX, passed away on 27 Novemberand it truly was a loss to the whole nation.
Blanche was born on 4 Marchthe third surviving daughter of King Alfonso VIII of Castile and Eleanor of England, the granddaughter of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine. The book was most likely commissioned by or for Blanche of Castile (–), the mother of Louis IX, whom it passed to after her death (which is why it is sometimes referred to jointly as the Psalter of Saint Louis and Blanche of Castile—not to be confused with the even more lavish Paris Psalter of Saint Louis that followed it).
"The first truly modern book-length study of this remarkable medieval woman it will be very difficult for anyone to replace Grant's compelling portrait of Blanche of Castile as a ruler."-Miriam Shadis, Royal Studies Journal "Long awaited and magisterial book [.Answer (a): The wise and noble Queen Blanche [of Castile], the mother of King Louis IX of France [reigned ], had infinite goodness.
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At the age of 14, she was married to King Peter of Castile, who was five years older. It was not to be a happy marriage. Just three days into the marriage Peter abandoned Blanche for his lover Maria de Padilla and had four children with her.