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Janna Bianchini

Assoc Prof
2116 Taliaferro Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Work Phone: 
301 405 4326
Expert Credentials: 

Dr. Bianchini is the author of "The Queen's Hand: Power and Authority in the Reign of Berenguela of Castile" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012). She is a Fulbright fellow (2004-2005) and a member of the Medieval Academy of America, the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain, and the American Historical Association. Her current research is on royal women's share in crown property in the twelfth-century kingdoms of Castile and León.

Area of Expertise: 

Middle Ages, medieval, queens, queenship, power, women, Spain, Iberia, Europe, monarch, monarchy, noble, nobility, authority, religious interaction, religious conflict, Castile, León, Aragón, Cataluña, France, England, Italy, al-Andalus

Country of Expertise: 
Ph.D. History Harvard University