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Queenship and Sanctity: The Lives of Mathilda and The Epitaph of Adelheid (review)

Queenship and Sanctity: The Lives of Mathilda and The Epitaph of Adelheid (review) 04-Reviews_295-326 6/24/05 8:22 AM Page 300 300 Biography 28.2 (Spring 2005) Sean Gilsdorf, trans. and ed. Queenship and Sanctity: The Lives of Mathilda and the Epitaph of Adelheid. Washington, D.C.: Catholic U of America P, 2004. xv, 221 pp. ISBN 0-8132-1374-6, $24.95. With Queenship and Sanctity: The Lives of Mathilda and the Epitaph of Adel- heid, Sean Gilsdorf has made a valuable contribution to the English-language body of works on medieval German history. Gilsdorf ’s translations of the The “Older Life” of Queen Mathilda (973–974), The “Later Life” of Queen Mathil- da (1002–1003), and the Epitaph of Adelheid (1002) are lucid and enjoyable. Along with David Warner, who recently translated Thietmar of Merseburg’s Chronicon (Manchester UP, 2001), Gilsdorf has provided non-specialists expanded access to Ottonian sources, which should help to increase the atten- tion this fascinating period receives in American classrooms. Because of the prominence of powerful Ottonian women and the relatively few biographical depictions of women in secular life from the early and central Middle Ages, scholars and students of women and biography will especially benefit from this useful volume. The three translated texts provide a window into politics, gender, and sanctity in German lands in the tenth http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Queenship and Sanctity: The Lives of Mathilda and The Epitaph of Adelheid (review)

Biography , Volume 28 (2) – Aug 3, 2005

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04-Reviews_295-326 6/24/05 8:22 AM Page 300 300 Biography 28.2 (Spring 2005) Sean Gilsdorf, trans. and ed. Queenship and Sanctity: The Lives of Mathilda and the Epitaph of Adelheid. Washington, D.C.: Catholic U of America P, 2004. xv, 221 pp. ISBN 0-8132-1374-6, $24.95. With Queenship and Sanctity: The Lives of Mathilda and the Epitaph of Adel- heid, Sean Gilsdorf has made a valuable contribution to the English-language body of works on medieval German history. Gilsdorf ’s translations of the The “Older Life” of Queen Mathilda (973–974), The “Later Life” of Queen Mathil- da (1002–1003), and the Epitaph of Adelheid (1002) are lucid and enjoyable. Along with David Warner, who recently translated Thietmar of Merseburg’s Chronicon (Manchester UP, 2001), Gilsdorf has provided non-specialists expanded access to Ottonian sources, which should help to increase the atten- tion this fascinating period receives in American classrooms. Because of the prominence of powerful Ottonian women and the relatively few biographical depictions of women in secular life from the early and central Middle Ages, scholars and students of women and biography will especially benefit from this useful volume. The three translated texts provide a window into politics, gender, and sanctity in German lands in the tenth

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