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Letters from Spain : a seventeenth-century French noblewoman at the Spanish Royal Court

Author: Marie Gigault de Bellefonds Villars, marquise de; Nathalie Hester
Publisher: New York : Iter Press, 2021. ©2021
Series: Other voice in early modern Europe., Toronto series ;, 80.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Translation and critical study of thirty-seven letters to friends at home, written 1679-1681 by Marie Gigault de Bellefonds, marquise de Villars, French noblewoman and wife of French ambassador Pierre de Villars, describing life at the Spanish court at a troubled time"--
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Genre/Form: History
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Letters from Spain
New York : Iter Press, 2020
(DLC) 2020039364
Named Person: Marie Gigault de Bellefonds Villars, marquise de; Marie Gigault de Bellefonds Villars, marquise de
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Gigault de Bellefonds Villars, marquise de; Nathalie Hester
ISBN: 9781649590107 1649590105
OCLC Number: 1195815895
Notes: Letters translated from French into English by the editor.
Description: xi, 100 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The other voice --
A diplomatic life --
Women and the epistolary arts --
The Marquise de Villars, letter writer and travel writer --
The self-fashioning of an ambassadress --
The extant letters of the Marquise de Villars --
A note on the translation --
Letters from Spain (1679-1681) --
Appendix: Three Additional Letters by the Marquise de Villars. Letter A: To the Marquise de Sévigné, Paris, August 25, 1673 --
Letter B: To Simon Arnauld, Marquis de Pomponne, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Turin, November 1, 1676 80 --
Letter C: To Simon Arnauld, Marquis de Pomponne, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Turin, September 11, 1677.
Series Title: Other voice in early modern Europe., Toronto series ;, 80.
Other Titles: Lettres de Madame la Marquise de Villars.
Seventeenth-century French noblewoman at the Spanish Royal Court
Responsibility: Marie Gigault de Bellefonds, marquise de Villars ; edited and translated by Nathalie Hester.

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"Translation and critical study of thirty-seven letters to friends at home, written 1679-1681 by Marie Gigault de Bellefonds, marquise de Villars, French noblewoman and wife of French ambassador Pierre de Villars, describing life at the Spanish court at a troubled time"--

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"A correspondent of some of the most famed women writers of the age, Bellefonds-Villars dispatched a series of letters from the Spanish court of King Charles II, where her husband was King Louis Read more...

 
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