Duchess of Aquitaine : a novel of Eleanor
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
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"Love is for peasants," Eleanor said. "We make alliances. And I intend to make a very good one." Beautiful and brilliant, Eleanor is the daughter of the duke of Aquitaine, whose glittering court is the twelfth-century birthplace of courtly love. For all of the duke's boasts that Eleanor has the brains of a man and the soul of a warrior, everyone knows that a girl of fifteen cannot possibly hold the richest dukedom in France. Everyone, that is, except for her dying father, who insists on leaving Eleanor his most valuable provinces--and making her prey to the first baron who rides in to kidnap her. In order to safeguard her lands and her life, Eleanor devises a scheme to marry the heir to the throne of France. But she must learn to be careful what she wishes for. Eleanor's alliance to Louis VII may be a dazzling one, but her husband is a cautious man, originally intended for the priesthood, whose wit and courage do not always match Eleanor's own; and she ultimately finds herself seeking an even greater match with Henry II of England. Sweeping from the courts of Paris to the perils of the Crusades, Duchess of Aquitaine gloriously illuminates the life of one of the most powerful, resourceful, and fascinating women in all of history.
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377 pages ; 24.
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0312205333

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Inheriting France's richest province at the age of fifteen, duke's daughter Eleanor becomes vulnerable to fortune hunters and successfully plots to marry King Louis before considering a more powerful alliance with Henry II of England.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ball, M. (2006). Duchess of Aquitaine: a novel of Eleanor. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ball, Margaret, 1947-. 2006. Duchess of Aquitaine: A Novel of Eleanor. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ball, Margaret, 1947-, Duchess of Aquitaine: A Novel of Eleanor. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006.

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Ball, Margaret. Duchess of Aquitaine: A Novel of Eleanor. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006. Print.

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