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Forgotten queens in medieval and early modern Europe : political agency, myth-making, and patronage

Author: Valerie Schutte; Estelle Paranque
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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"Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe examines queens dowager and queens consort who have disappeared from history or have been deeply misunderstood in modern historical treatment. Divided into eleven chapters, this book covers queenship from 1016 to 1800, demonstrating the influence of queens in different aspects of monarchy over eight centuries and furthering our knowledge of the roles and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Forgotten queens in medieval and early modern Europe.
London : Routledge, 2019
(OCoLC)1057550212
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Schutte; Estelle Paranque
ISBN: 9781138085459 1138085456 9781138085466 1138085464
OCLC Number: 1037838056
Description: xiii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Valerie Schutte and Estelle Paranque / The power of the mythological past : reader response to Queen Gwendolen and the thirty-three daughters of King Diocletian in English histories / Andrea Nichols --
Berengaria of Navarre and Joanna of Sicily as crusading queens : manipulation, reputation and agency / Gabrielle Storey / Becoming Anglo-Norman : the women of the House of Wessex in the century after the Norman Conquest / Lois Huneycutt / Power, patronage, and politics: Maria of Navarre as Queen of the Crown of Aragon (1338-1347) / Lledó Ruiz Domingo --
Beyond patronage: Richard Jonas's The byrth of mankynde as Counsel to Queen Katherine Howard / Valerie Schutte --
Katerina Jagellonica and Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow : power, piety, and patronage / Sybil Jack --
Elisabeth of Austria and Marie-Elisabeth of France : represented and remembered / Estelle Paranque --
Queen Catherine of Braganza's relationship with her Catholic household in Restoration England / Eilish Gregory --
Queenly afterimages : the visual and historical legacy of Marie Leszczinska / Jennifer Germann --
The eagle eye of the Habsburg Family on the Kingdom of Naples : lights and shadows of Queen Maria Carolina at court / Cinzia Recca
Responsibility: edited by Valerie Schutte and Estelle Paranque.

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"Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe examines queens dowager and queens consort who have disappeared from history or have been deeply misunderstood in modern historical treatment. Divided into eleven chapters, this book covers queenship from 1016 to 1800, demonstrating the influence of queens in different aspects of monarchy over eight centuries and furthering our knowledge of the roles and challenges that they faced. It is ideal for students and scholars of pre-modern queenship and of medieval and early modern history courses more generally."--Provided by publisher.

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