|Serie||The New Middle Ages|
|Emne||Biography: historical, political & military; British & Irish history; Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500; Medieval history; Scotland; c 1000 CE to c 1500|
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Om Saint Margaret
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.