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Author Keene, Catherine, 1960- author

Title Saint Margaret, Queen of the Scots : a life in perspective / Catherine Keene
Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]


Description 1 online resource
Series The new Middle Ages
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Contents A noble and unknowable lineage -- An exile in Hungary -- An Anglo-Saxon princess -- A wife of the king -- A queen of the Scots -- A pious woman -- The cornerstone of Margaret's cult -- A dynastic saint -- A canonized saint -- Conclusion: "Your Margaret, my Margaret, our Margaret."
Summary Margaret, the other queen of Scots, remains an often-cited yet little-understood historical figure. This critical analysis of an array of sources in terms of both time and place - including a new version of her Life, translated for the first time - allows for an informed understanding of the forces that shaped her and her memory. Her world was the product of perspectives and models from Nordic, Kievan, Hungarian, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Scottish traditions, with all the expectations and admonitions which they pressed upon her. Likewise, her cult evolved within interconnected dynastic, political, ecclesiastical, and papal agendas. From these vastly differing environments, Margaret emerges as a truly trans-regnal composite interpretation of familial, cultural, and social structures. Above all, her memory evolves into a touchstone for the transmission of exemplary female and royal piety and behavior
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Margaret, Queen, consort of Malcolm III, King of Scotland, approximately 1045-1093.
Malcolm III, King of Scotland, -1093.
Malcolm III, King of Scotland, -1093.
Margaret, Queen, consort of Malcolm III, King of Scotland, approximately 1045-1093.
Queens -- Scotland -- Biography
Christian saints -- Scotland -- Biography
Christian women saints -- Scotland -- Biography
Biography: historical, political & military -- c 1000 CE to c 1500 -- Scotland.
British & Irish history -- c 1000 CE to c 1500 -- Scotland.
Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500 -- c 1000 CE to c 1500 -- Scotland.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
Christian saints.
Christian women saints.
Scotland -- History -- 1057-1603.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137035646