"[This book] is a testament to the intriguing and valuable research being undertaken in premodern history, and in particular, of royal studies at present, and a fine example of diligent scholarship on the part of its contributors. The book’s content is stimulating and thought-provoking and bodes well not only for the accompanying titles of the Gender and Power in the Premodern World series, but also for the future of research in the field. Well worth a read."
- Cassandra Schilling, Flinders University, Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association (2022)
"What is remarkable about the volume is that despite being absent from historical records and subjected to patriarchal prejudice, the women studied here made themselves known through economic power. [...] The fascinating and well-researched articles in Women and Economic Power in Premodern Royal Courts present a clear picture of women's considerable economic skills in premodern royal courts. Kings, it would seem, were often more reliant on their queens and mistresses for financial advice than has been previously considered."
- Frank Swannack, Parergon vol. 38 no. 2, (2021)
"[...] by expanding the conversation about women’s power at royal courts to encompass economic power, the volume makes a valuable contribution to both royal studies and
gender studies. In particular, it offers new avenues for connections and comparisons between
women of different social strata in ways that discussions of queens’ political power usually do
- Sarah Ifft Decker, Speculum Vol. 97, No. 3 (July 2022)