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Mirrors for Margraves

Peter Damian’s Models for Male and Female Rulers

Alison Creber

Lotharingia (ca. 997–1069) 6 and Adelaide of Turin (ca. 1014/24–1091), 7 both of whom ruled marks in Italy. Godfrey was originally from Upper Lotharingia: he was duke until he rebelled against Henry III of Germany (r. 1039–1056). 8 Godfrey later became

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Katherine Weikert and Elena Woodacre

high or elite status members of medieval society. Alison Creber’s “Mirrors for Mar-graves” examines the letters of a prominent churchman, Peter Damian, to two important Italian margraves, Godfrey of Tuscany and Adelaide of Turin. Creber argues that