Women and Power at the French Court, 1483-1563
Women and Power at the French Court, 1483-1563
€ 129,00
ISBN:
9789462983427
Verschijningsdatum:
18-10-2018
Leverbaar:
Nog niet leverbaar
Uitvoering:
Hardback
Aantal paginas:
400
Redacteur:
Susan Broomhall
Serie:
Women and Power at the French Court, 1483-1563
This book explores the ways in which a range of women-as consorts, regents, mistresses, factional power players, attendants at court, or as objects of courtly patronage-wielded power in order to advance individual, familial, and factional agendas in the early sixteenth-century French court. Spring boarding from the burgeoning scholarship of gender, the political, and power in early modern Europe, the book provides a perspective from the French court, from the reigns of Charles VIII to Henri II, a time at which the French court was a glittering centre of culture and which women are understood to have played increasingly important roles. Cross-disciplinary in its perspectives, these essays by historians, art and literary scholars cohesively investigate the dynamic operations of gendered power in political acts, recognised status as queens and regents, ritualised behaviors such as gift-giving, educational coteries, courtly household organisation, and social networking, literary and artistic patronage, female authorship, and epistolary strategies.