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Queen as King: Politics and Architectural Propaganda in Twelfth-Century Spain (Therese Martin) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004152977
Queen as King: Politics and Architectural Propaganda in Twelfth-Century Spain (Therese Martin) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004152977
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Title: Queen as King: Politics and Architectural Propaganda in Twelfth-Century Spain

Author: Martin, Therese

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004152977

Volumes: 1; Pages: viii, 398

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Queen as King traces the origins of San Isidoro in Leon as a royal monastic complex, following its progress as the site changed from a small eleventh-century palatine chapel housed in a double monastery to a great twelfth-century pilgrimage church served by Augustinian canons. Its most groundbreaking contribution to the history of art is the recovery of the lost patronage of Queen Urraca (reigned 1109-1126). Urraca maintained yet subverted her family's tradition of patronage on the site: to understand her history is to hold the key to the art and architecture of San Isidoro. This new approach to San Isidoro and its patronage allows a major Romanesque monument to be understood more fully than before.Table of contentsAcknowledgementsChapter One From Patron to Harlot: How Did Queen Urraca Get Here from There?Chapter Two The Establishment of San Isidoro as a Palatine Chapel: Fernando I (d. 1065) and Sancha (d. 1067)Chapter Three The Power of the King's Sister: The Infanta Urraca (d. 1101) and Alfonso VI (d. 1109)Chapter Four Dynastic Propaganda in a Queen's Patronage at San Isidoro: Urraca of Leon-Castilla (reigned 1109-1126)Chapter Five The Painted Cycle of the "Pantheon," c. 1109Chapter Six The Infanta Sancha (d. 1159), Alfonso VII (d. 1157), and Construction of the Monastic ComplexChapter Seven Queen as King: Urraca of Leon-Castilla (d. 1126), Matilda of England (d. 1167), and Melisende of Jerusalem (d. 1161)Appendix A CapitalsAppendix B Masons' MarksBibliographyIndex
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