Två starka tidigmedeltida kvinnor.

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Två starka tidigmedeltida kvinnor.

Inlägg av karlfredrik » 15 mars 2019, 14:09

Boken Birkas skepp nämner två kvinnoöden:

!.Berättelsen om Balthilds liv, den anglosaxiska slavinnan som blev mäktig frankisk änkedrottning på 600-tgalet. Annars brukar man inte översvämmas med samtidiga skildringar av tidigmedeltida slavinnors liv.
2. Det talas om en frankisk abedissa son på 700-taledt köpte ett fraktfartyg.

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Re: Två starka tidigmedeltida kvinnor.

Inlägg av karlfredrik » 15 mars 2019, 14:31

Wikipedia skrev om Balthild:
According to Vita S. Bathildis,[4] Balthild was born circa 626–627. She was beautiful, intelligent, modest and attentive to the needs of others. Erchinoald, whose wife had died, was attracted to Balthild and wanted to marry her, but she did not want to marry him. She hid herself away and waited until Erchinoald had remarried. Later, possibly because of Erchinoald, Clovis noticed her and asked for her hand in marriage.[5][6]
Even as queen, Balthild remained humble and modest. She is famous for her charitable service and generous donations. From her donations, the abbeys of Corbie and Chelles were founded; it is likely that others such as Jumièges, Jouarre and Luxeuil were also founded by the queen. She provided support for Saint Claudius of Besançon and his abbey in the Jura Mountains.
Balthild bore Clovis three children, all of whom became kings: Clotaire, Childeric and Theuderic.

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Re: Två starka tidigmedeltida kvinnor.

Inlägg av karlfredrik » 15 mars 2019, 14:37

Wikipedia nämnedr hennes sigill:
Balthild seal matrix[edit]

The Balthild seal matrix
A gold seal matrix, which was originally attached to a seal-ring, was uncovered in 1999 by a metal detector in a field in Postwick, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of Norwich, in Norfolk. One side shows a woman's face and her name BALDAHILDIS in Frankish lettering. The other side portrays two naked figures, a man and a woman, embracing one another beneath a cross.[15]
In Merovingian Gaul, one side of the seal was intended to be used with official documents. The other side would have been used only for private papers. It is uncertain why the seal matrix came to East Anglia. It may have been a gift, or a representative of Balthild may have worn it as a form of identification. It has also been suggested that the seal matrix was returned to Balthild's kin after she died.[15] Paul Fouracre of the University of Manchester speculates that the seal may belong to a different Baldahildis entirely.[16] The seal matrix is in the keeping of the Norwich Castle Museum.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balthild# ... ring_A.jpg

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