Empress Theophanu, Sanctity, and Memory in Early Medieval Saxony

@article{Wangerin2014EmpressTS,
  title={Empress Theophanu, Sanctity, and Memory in Early Medieval Saxony},
  author={Laura Wangerin},
  journal={Central European History},
  year={2014},
  volume={47},
  pages={716 - 736}
}
  • Laura Wangerin
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • History
  • Central European History
The Empress Theophanu, wife of Otto II and regent for her son Otto III, was by all accounts a woman skilled at maneuvering through the complicated world of Ottonian politics. When she died in 991 CE, around the age of thirty, she had accomplished much: after arriving in Italy from Constantinople in 972 at around the age of twelve, she became Otto II's queen and was crowned empress of the Western Empire. During her lifetime, she was among the wealthiest women in Europe and one of the continent's… 
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