Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Imago Reginae: dos aspectos de la imagen de la reina en la Edad Media Occidental

Amadeo Serra Desfilis


This study deals with the iconographic models more commonly used to represent the queen and their evolution through the Middle Ages in two different historical situacions: first, in the art of the Sacred Roman Empire during the Xth and XIth centuries; then, in the hispanic art, particulay that of the Kingdom of Aragon, from the XIIth to the middle of the XVth century. These pictures of queens convey the ideas and social attitudes towards women and royalty of their times and in them can be recognized particular images of the monarchic power associated to a female figure.

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