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After Lavinia : a literary history of premodern marriage diplomacy

Author: John Watkins
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In medieval and early modern Europe, marriage treaties were a perennial feature of the diplomatic landscape. In After Lavinia, John Watkins traces the history of the practice, focusing on the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Watkins
ISBN: 9781501707575 1501707574
OCLC Number: 1146536086
Description: XII, 274 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Voice of LaviniaPart I. Origins1. After Rome: Interdynastic Marriage during the First Christian Centuries2. Interdynastic Marriage, Religious Conversion, and the Expansion of Diplomatic Society3. From Chronicle to Romance: Interdynastic Marriage in the High Middle AgesPart II. Wanings4. Marriage Diplomacy, Print, and the Reformation5. Shakespeare's Adumbrations of State-Based Diplomacy6. Divas and Diplomacy in Seventeenth-Century FranceConclusion
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"Watkins's work offers a fresh perspective on interdynastic marriage and on diplomacy. As he makes clear throughout the text, Watkins wants to uncover the woman's voice in diplomatic history. Read more...

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