Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography   -     By: Marion Meade
Buy Item $18.00 Retail: $20.00 Save 10% ($2.00)
In Stock
Stock No: WW153381
Penguin Books / 1992 / Paperback

Add To Cart

Add To Wishlist

Add To Cart


Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Biography

Penguin Books / 1992 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW153381

This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Description

Eleanor of Aquitaine, gueen of France and later of England, lived at a time when women had few rights, yet she become one of the key political figures of the twelfth century. The mother of both Richard the Lionhearted and the villainous King John, Eleanor was responsible for disturbing the balance of power in Europe when she divorced the king of France to marry Henry Plantagenet--a disruption that required 300 years of warfare to remedy. Her life was played out against the tumult of the Crusades, the struggle between the Church and the state, and the burgeoning of a European feminist movement. Marion Meade skillfully negotiates the labyrinthine complexities of the era to give us a scholarly, exceptionally readable biography of a woman the male-dominated historical records called everything from bitch, to harlot, to monster--an indefatigable woman of enormous intelligence and titanic energy who refused to be bound by the restrictions of her sex.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1992
Dimensions: 9.20 X 6.13 X 0.71 (inches)
ISBN: 0140153381
ISBN-13: 9780140153385

Related Products

  1. Queen Eleanor, Independent Spirit of the Medieval World: A Biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine
    Queen Eleanor, Independent Spirit of the Medieval World: A Biography of Eleanor of Aquitaine
    Polly Schoyer Brooks
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 1999 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $8.95 Save 22% ($1.96)
    3 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
  2. The Call of All Nations (Ancient Christian Writers)
    The Call of All Nations (Ancient Christian Writers)
    St. Prosper of Aquitaine
    Paulist Press / 1951 / Hardcover
    $23.99 Retail: $29.95 Save 20% ($5.96)

Publisher's Description

"Marion Meade has told the story of Eleanor, wild, devious, from a thoroughly historical but different point of view: a woman's point of view."—Allene Talmey, Vogue.

Author Bio

Marion Meade is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? and Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. She has also written biographies of Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Victoria Woodhull, and Madame Blavatsky, as well as two novels about medieval France.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.