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Eleanor of Aquitaine

(1999)
A Life
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Combining the pace and descriptive quality of a novel with the authority of a textbook, Alison Weir's study of the revered and reviled Eleanor of Aquitaine should be valuable to anyone with an interest in medieval European history. Wife of Louis VII of France and subsequently of Henry II of England, and mother of Richard "the Lion-Hearted," Eleanor played a prominent part in the politics of the 12th century. The author of a number of other books on the medieval period (Life of Elizabeth I, The Children of Henry VIII), Weir brings all the color and ever-present dangers of Eleanor's world to life, filling the text with absorbing background detail and revelatory contemporary anecdotes. She is concerned throughout to make critical analysis of the primary sources, the later myths about Eleanor, and other modern biographies. This results in a fresh and thoughtful perspective on the energetic life of a determined and ambitious woman living with the sexism, excesses, and violence of a society in which the word of a single man could condemn thousands to death. Eleanor of Aquitaine is a vivacious but scholarly book with extensive notes and references, giving an objective and rich account of the staunch Eleanor, her feuding family and her complex and unstable world. --Karen Tiley, Amazon.co.uk

Genre: Inspirational

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Title: Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-345-40540-4 / 978-0-345-40540-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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September 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Eleanor of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-224-04424-9 / 978-0-224-04424-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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March 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life.
Author(s): Alison WEIR
ISBN: 1-84060-726-2 / 978-1-84060-726-0 (UK edition)
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eleanor Of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-09-952355-8 / 978-0-09-952355-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-345-43487-0 / 978-0-345-43487-6 (USA edition)
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August 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eleanor Of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-7126-7317-2 / 978-0-7126-7317-4 (UK edition)
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August 2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Eleanor of Aquitaine
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 1-4025-3394-2 / 978-1-4025-3394-5 (USA edition)
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2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life
Author(s): Alison Weir
ISBN: 0-7607-3862-9 / 978-0-7607-3862-7 (USA edition)
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December 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Alison Weir
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February 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Eleanor Of Aquitaine: By the Wrath of God, Queen of England
Author(s): Alison Weir
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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