Queens of Jerusalem with Katherine Pangonis

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 18 March 2022

Katherine Pangonis' new book Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule sheds light on the somewhat overlooked women, queens and princesses of Outremer (the Crusader States). The book is about a dynasty of women who ruled in the Middle East during the medieval period, specifically in the 12th century during the times of the Crusades.

It starts with Morphia of Melitene. She's an Armenian Princess who marries Baldwin II to become the first crowned Queen of Jerusalem. The book looks at her life and the role she played politically during her husband's life and then also the lives of her four daughters including Queen Melisende Jerusalem and Princess Alice of Antioch and then her granddaughters, the daughters of those daughters. As well as the first queen to go on crusade, Eleanor of Aquitaine

Despite living in a quite strongly patriarchal and medieval environment, these women were able to seize real power due to the instability in the region. The fact that Morphia had four daughters was a major factor as well. There were no sons to inherit, which meant that women were able to succeed in political positions and actually wield power.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
0:53 What is the book all about?
1:55 Is there a gap in the scholarship around the Crusades?
4:27 Which women are focussed on in the book?
10:52 William of Tyre and other Medieval sources
16:43 Working through the bias of Medieval sources
21:00 Eleanor of Aquitaine as a Crusader Queen
30:33 Katherine favourite woman in the book
33:31 Outro

— WANT TO KNOW MORE? —
Kingdom of Jerusalem https://www.worldhistory.org/Kingdom_of_Jerusalem/
Crusader States https://www.worldhistory.org/Crusader_States/
Crusades https://www.worldhistory.org/Crusades/
Antioch https://www.worldhistory.org/Antiochia/
Edessa https://www.worldhistory.org/edessa/
Eleanor of Aquitaine https://www.worldhistory.org/Eleanor_of_Aquitaine/
Queens of Jerusalem: The Women Who Dared to Rule Book Review https://www.worldhistory.org/review/262/queens-of-jerusalem-the-women-who-dared-to-rule/

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Courtly Love in the High Middle Ages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxfEMc6Z2aY
A Short History of the Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pewasA24hPs

— ATTRIBUTIONS —
Still of Eva Green as Sibylla of Jerusalem in Kingdom of Heaven (20th Century Studios 2005)
[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320661/mediaviewer/rm1366135041/?ft0=name&fv0=nm1200692&ft1=image_type&fv1=still_frame

The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:
https://www.ancientlyre.com
https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Dx2vFEg8DmOJ5YCRm4A5v?si=emacIH9CRieFNGXRUyJ9
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ1X6F7lGMEadnNETSzTv8A

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Queens of Jerusalem
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About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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