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Queenship in Europe 1660-1815 : the role of the consort

Author: Clarissa Campbell Orr
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This pioneering survey of court cultures 1660-1815 uses the role of the queen consort as the principal means of inquiry. The courts surveyed include those of France, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Denmark,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clarissa Campbell Orr
ISBN: 0521814227 9780521814225
OCLC Number: 474502016
Description: xvii, 419 s
Contents: Introduction; 1. Maria Giovanna Battista of Savoy-Nemours (1644-1724): daughter, consort and regent of Savoy Robert Oresko; 2. Queen Hedwig Eleonora of Sweden: dowager, builder and collector Lis Granlund; 3. Partner, matriarch and minister: Mme de Maintenon of France, clandestine consort, 1680-1715 Mark Bryant; 4. Piety and Power: the empresses-consort of the high baroque Charles W. Ingrao and Andrew L. Thomas; 5. Catherine I of Russia, consort of Peter the Great Lindsey Hughes; 6. 'Barbara succeeds Elizabeth...': the feminisation and domestication of politics in the Spanish monarchy, 1701-1759 Charles C. Noel; 7. Queen Marie Leszczynska and faction at the French court 1725-1768 John Rogister; 8. Women and imperial politics: the Wurttemberg consorts 1674-1757 Peter H. Wilson; 9. Religion and the consort: two electresses of Saxony and queens of Poland (1697-1757) Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly; 10. Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach and the 'anglicisation' of the house of Hanover Andrew Hanham; 11. The hidden queen: Elizabeth Christine of Prussia and Hohernzollern queenship in the eighteenth century Thomas Biskup; 12. 'The Pallas of Stockholm': Louisa Ulrica of Prussia and the Swedish crown Marc Serge Riviere; 13. Danish absolutism and queenship: Louisa, Caroline Matilda and Juliana Maria Michael Brengsbo; 14. Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain and Electress of Hanover: northern dynasties and the northern republic of letters Clarissa Campbell Orr.
Responsibility: ed. by Clarissa Campbell Orr


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'... Clarissa Campbell Orr is to be congratulated on orchestrating such an illuminating and fresh perspective on the old regime'. The Times Literary Supplement 'This recent comparative study on the Read more...

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