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La correspondencia de Constanza de Portugal con Jaime II de Aragón (1302-1313)

Abstract : Except for an article published in 2009 in which only three letters of the Queen are mentioned, there have been very few studies on Constance of Portugal, Ferdinand IV’s wife, who was undoubtedly overshadowed by Queen and Regent Maria de Molina, her mother-in-law, as well as her own mother, Queen Elizabeth, spouse of King Denis of Portugal and sister of James II of Aragon. Based on the study of some twenty letters rediscovered in the Archives of the Crown of Aragon, this study aims at highlighting Constance’s role in the shadows. The analysis of the correspondence of the Queen consort of Castile with the King of Aragon reveals her role of mediator and informant in particular, as well as the support she could find among the ladies of her entourage through a real mediation chain. It is also possible, in some of the letters, to observe some rhetorical devices which may be peculiar to women.
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Patricia Rochwert-Zuili. La correspondencia de Constanza de Portugal con Jaime II de Aragón (1302-1313). Jean-Pierre JARDIN; José Manuel NIETO SORIA; Patricia ROCHWERT-ZUILI; Hélène THIEULIN-PARDO. CARTAS DE MUJERES EN LA EUROPA MEDIEVAL, La Ergástula, p. 55-67, 444 p., 2018, 9788416242337. ⟨hal-03755931⟩



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