The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe

The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe

A transnational comparison of women rulers and women's sovereignty throughout Europe

Author: Anne J. Cruz

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252076169

Category: History

Page: 224

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A transnational comparison of women rulers and women's sovereignty throughout Europe
Categories: History

Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe 1400 1800

Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe  1400 1800

This collection offers a rethinking of what constituted ‘politics’ and a reconsideration of how men and women operated as part of political culture.

Author: James Daybell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134883981

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 631

Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe investigates the gendered nature of political culture across early modern Europe by exploring the relationship between gender, power, and political authority and influence. This collection offers a rethinking of what constituted ‘politics’ and a reconsideration of how men and women operated as part of political culture. It demonstrates how underlying structures could enable or constrain political action, and how political power and influence could be exercised through social and cultural practices. The book is divided into four parts - diplomacy, gifts and the politics of exchange; socio-economic structures; gendered politics at court; and voting and political representations – each of which looks at a series of interrelated themes exploring the ways in which political culture is inflected by questions of gender. In addition to examples drawn from across Europe, including Austria, the Dutch Republic, the Italian States and Scandinavia, the volume also takes a transnational comparative approach, crossing national borders, while the concluding chapter, by Merry Wiesner-Hanks, offers a global perspective on the field and encourages comparative analysis both chronologically and geographically. As the first collection to draw together early modern gender and political culture, this book is the perfect starting point for students exploring this fascinating topic.
Categories: History

Women in Early Modern Europe 1500 1700

Women in Early Modern Europe  1500 1700

The book also deals with the role of women in religion and with witchcraft and the prosecution of women as witches. The book concludes by examining the relationship between women and the State.

Author: Cissie C. Fairchilds

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0582357187

Category: History

Page: 378

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In this wide-ranging volume, Cissie Fairchilds rejects conventional accounts of the Early Modern period that claim it was a period of diminishing power and rights for European women. Instead, she shows that it was a period of positive changes that challenged and led to the eventual destruction of traditional misogynist notions that women were inferior to men. The book explores the historical basis of patriarchal views of women and describes the great intellectual debate over the nature and roles of women taking place at the time. It gives an account of women's daily lives and looks at women's work during the period. The book also deals with the role of women in religion and with witchcraft and the prosecution of women as witches. The book concludes by examining the relationship between women and the State.
Categories: History

Gender Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe

Gender  Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe

Surveying court life and urban life, warfare, religion, and peace, this book provides a comprehensive history of how gender was experienced in early modern Europe.

Author: Penny Richards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317875505

Category: History

Page: 240

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Surveying court life and urban life, warfare, religion, and peace, this book provides a comprehensive history of how gender was experienced in early modern Europe. Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe shows how definitions of sexuality and gender roles operated and more particularly, how such definitions--and the activities they generated and reflected--articulated concerns inside a given culture. This means that the volume embodies an interdisciplinary approach: literature as well as history, religious studies, economics, and gender studies form the basis of this cultural history of early modern Europe. There are new approaches to understanding famous figures, such as Elizabeth I, James VI and I and his wife Anna of Denmark; Francis I; St. Teresa of Avila. Other chapters investigate topics such as militarism and court culture, and wider groups, such as urban citizens and noble families. The collection also studies ways in which gender and sexual orientation were represented in literature, as well as examinations of the theoretical issues involved in studying history from the angle of gender.
Categories: History

Architecture and the Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe

Architecture and the Politics of Gender in Early Modern Europe

Many of the contributors to this volume focus on the links between women and the architecture of religion in Europe.

Author: Helen Hills

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UOM:39015057598974

Category: Architecture

Page: 212

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Many of the contributors to this volume focus on the links between women and the architecture of religion in Europe.
Categories: Architecture

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

The Monstrous Regiment of Women

The 'story' of early modern European political history looks very different if, instead of focusing on kings and their sons, we see successive generations of powerful women and the shifting political alliances of the period from a very ...

Author: S. Jansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230602113

Category: Psychology

Page: 311

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In The Monstrous Regiment of Women , Sharon Jansen explores the case for and against female rule by examining the arguments made by theorists from Sir John Fortescue (1461) through Bishop Bossuet (1680) interweaving their arguments with references to the most well-known early modern queens. The 'story' of early modern European political history looks very different if, instead of focusing on kings and their sons, we see successive generations of powerful women and the shifting political alliances of the period from a very different, and revealing, perspective.
Categories: Psychology

The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe

The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe

Anne Cruz & Mihoko Suzuki, 'Introduction', in Anne Cruz & Mihoko Suzuki (eds), The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois ...

Author: Amanda L. Capern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000709599

Category: History

Page: 440

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The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe is a comprehensive and ground-breaking survey of the lives of women in early-modern Europe between 1450 and 1750. Covering a period of dramatic political and cultural change, the book challenges the current contours and chronologies of European history by observing them through the lens of female experience. The collaborative research of this book covers four themes: the affective world; practical knowledge for life; politics and religion; arts, science and humanities. These themes are interwoven through the chapters, which encompass all areas of women’s lives: sexuality, emotions, health and wellbeing, educational attainment, litigation and the practical and leisured application of knowledge, skills and artistry from medicine to theology. The intellectual lives of women, through reading and writing, and their spirituality and engagement with the material world, are also explored. So too is the sheer energy of female work, including farming and manufacture, skilled craft and artwork, theatrical work and scientific enquiry. The Routledge History of Women in Early Modern Europe revises the chronological and ideological parameters of early-modern European history by opening the reader’s eyes to an exciting age of female productivity, social engagement and political activism across European and transatlantic boundaries. It is essential reading for students and researchers of early-modern history, the history of women and gender studies.
Categories: History

Women in Early Modern Polish Society Against the European Background

Women in Early Modern Polish Society  Against the European Background

Not much was written about ordinary women in early modern Poland until recent times.

Author: Maria Bogucka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119422215

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 549

Not much was written about ordinary women in early modern Poland until recent times.
Categories: History

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe

Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe

This is not an accident: royal and noble status did not do away with the issues women faced in early modern Europe. But we hope by placing the lives of ...

Author: Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048539178

Category: History

Page:

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Women on the Edge in Early Modern Europe examines the lives of women whose gender impeded the exercise of their personal, political, and religious agency, with an emphasis on the conflict that occurred when they crossed the edges society placed on their gender. Many of the women featured in this collection have only been afforded cursory scholarly focus, or the focus has been isolated to a specific, (in)famous event. This collection redresses this imbalance by providing comprehensive discussions of the women's lives, placing the matter that makes them known to history within the context of their entire life. Focusing on women from different backgrounds - such as Marie Meurdrac, the French chemist; Anna Trapnel, the Fifth Monarchist and prophetess; and Cecilia of Sweden, princess, margravine, countess, and regent - this collection brings together a wide range of scholars from a variety of disciplines to bring attention to these previously overlooked women.
Categories: History

Women and Art in Early Modern Europe

Women and Art in Early Modern Europe

By asking how the perspectives and experiences of female patrons contributed to the invention of particular styles or iconographies, or how they shaped taste, or how they influenced demand, these twelve original essays introduce significant ...

Author: Cynthia Miller Lawrence

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: 0271015683

Category: Art

Page: 263

View: 603

This anthology reflects a larger impulse to recover women's involvement in the creation of an aesthetic culture from the late medieval through the early modern periods. By asking how the perspectives and experiences of female patrons contributed to the invention of particular styles or iconographies, or how they shaped taste, or how they influenced demand, these twelve original essays introduce significant new information about specific women patrons while raising theoretical issues for patronage studies more generally. While most of the projects discussed are consistent with the period's male-sanctioned concept of female patronage as an expression of conjugal devotion or dynastic promotion, at the same time the women involved devised strategies that circumvented these rules, allowing them to explore the potential or art as a means of proclaiming their own identity and taste.
Categories: Art

He is the Sun She is the Moon

He is the Sun  She is the Moon

Renowned German social historian Heide Wunder refers to the cosmic image contained in the 1578 Book of Marital Discipline that characterizes the relationship between husband and wife.

Author: Heide Wunder

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674383214

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 170

Renowned German social historian Heide Wunder refers to the cosmic image contained in the 1578 Book of Marital Discipline that characterizes the relationship between husband and wife. Today, "He is the sun, she is the moon" might be interpreted as a hierarchy of dominance and subordination. At the time it was used, however, sun and moon reflected the different but equal status of husband and wife. Wunder shows how the history of women and the history of gender relations can provide crucial insights into how societies organize themselves and provide resources for political action. She observes actual circumstances as well as the normative rules that were supposed to guide women's lives. We learn what skills were necessary to take charge of households, what people ate, how they furnished their homes, what birth control measures were available, what role women played in peasant protest. Wunder finds that, in addition to the history of losses and setbacks for women observed by so many current interpreters, there is a history of gains as well. The regency of noble women was normal, as was the shared responsibility of wife and husband in a peasant household, an artisan's workshop, or a merchant's business. Using sources as diverse as memoirs, wedding and funeral sermons, novels, and chronicles, and including a wealth of demographic information, Wunder reveals a surprising new image of early modern women and provides a richer interpretation of early modern Europe.
Categories: Social Science

Colonization Piracy and Trade in Early Modern Europe

Colonization  Piracy  and Trade in Early Modern Europe

A similar approach was employed by Anne J. Cruz and Mihoko Suzuki in their recent collection The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe, and this collection ...

Author: Estelle Paranque

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319571591

Category: History

Page: 255

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This collection brings together essays examining the international influence of queens, other female rulers, and their representatives from 1450 through 1700, an era of expanding colonial activity and sea trade. As Europe rose in prominence geopolitically, a number of important women—such as Queen Elizabeth I of England, Catherine de Medici, Caterina Cornaro of Cyprus, and Isabel Clara Eugenia of Austria—exerted influence over foreign affairs. Traditionally male-dominated spheres such as trade, colonization, warfare, and espionage were, sometimes for the first time, under the control of powerful women. This interdisciplinary volume examines how they navigated these activities, and how they are represented in literature. By highlighting the links between female power and foreign affairs, Colonization, Piracy, and Trade in Early Modern Europe contributes to a fuller understanding of early modern queenship.
Categories: History

Debating Women Politics and Power in Early Modern Europe

Debating Women  Politics  and Power in Early Modern Europe

Yet even as women ruled - and ruled effectively - their right to do so was hotly contested. Men s voices have long dominated this debate, but the recovery of texts by women now allows their voices, long silenced, to be heard once again.

Author: S. Jansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230611238

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 284

The sixteenth century was an age of politically powerful women. Queens, acting in their own right, and female regents, acting on behalf of their male relatives, governed much of Western Europe. Yet even as women ruled - and ruled effectively - their right to do so was hotly contested. Men s voices have long dominated this debate, but the recovery of texts by women now allows their voices, long silenced, to be heard once again. Debating Women, Politics, and Power in Early Modern Europe is a study of texts and textual production in the construction of gender, society, and politics in the early modern period. Jansen explores the "gynecocracy" debate and the larger humanist response to the challenge posed by female sovereignty.
Categories: History

Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe 1400 1800

Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe  1400   1800

The mission statement of the Journal of Early Modern History notes that 'early ... eds., The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe (Urbana: University of ...

Author: James Daybell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134883912

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 776

Gender and Political Culture in Early Modern Europe investigates the gendered nature of political culture across early modern Europe by exploring the relationship between gender, power, and political authority and influence. This collection offers a rethinking of what constituted ‘politics’ and a reconsideration of how men and women operated as part of political culture. It demonstrates how underlying structures could enable or constrain political action, and how political power and influence could be exercised through social and cultural practices. The book is divided into four parts - diplomacy, gifts and the politics of exchange; socio-economic structures; gendered politics at court; and voting and political representations – each of which looks at a series of interrelated themes exploring the ways in which political culture is inflected by questions of gender. In addition to examples drawn from across Europe, including Austria, the Dutch Republic, the Italian States and Scandinavia, the volume also takes a transnational comparative approach, crossing national borders, while the concluding chapter, by Merry Wiesner-Hanks, offers a global perspective on the field and encourages comparative analysis both chronologically and geographically. As the first collection to draw together early modern gender and political culture, this book is the perfect starting point for students exploring this fascinating topic.
Categories: History

Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Representations of Early Modern Queenship. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, ... The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe. Urbanaand Chicago: University of ...

Author: Valerie Schutte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351618731

Category: History

Page: 198

View: 907

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 also promotes a deeper understanding of the methods of power and patronage for women who were not queens, many of which have since become mythologized into what historians have wanted them to be. The chronological organisation of the book, meanwhile, allows the reader to see more clearly how these forgotten queens are related by the power, agency, and patronage they displayed, despite the mythologization to which they have all been subjected. Offering a broad geographical coverage and providing a comparison of queenship across a range of disciplines, such as religious history, art history, and literature, Forgotten Queens in Medieval and Early Modern Europe is ideal for students and scholars of pre-modern queenship and of medieval and early modern history courses more generally.
Categories: History

Early Modern Women

Early Modern Women

Anne J. Cruz and Mihoko Suziki, eds., The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe 3 16 Timothy G. Elston Michelle M. Dowd and Julie A. Eckerle, eds., ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556041028366

Category: Women

Page:

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Categories: Women

Sartorial Politics in Early Modern Europe

Sartorial Politics in Early Modern Europe

In The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe. Edited by Anne J. Cruz and Mihoko Suzuki, 43–63. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2009. Welch, Evelyn.

Author: Erin Griffey

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048537242

Category: Art

Page:

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For women at the early modern courts, clothing and jewellery were essential elements in their political arsenal, enabling them to signal their dynastic value, to promote loyalty to their marital court and to advance political agendas. This is the first collection of essays to examine how elite women in early modern Europe marshalled clothing and jewellery for political ends. With essays encompassing women who traversed courts in Denmark, England, France, Germany, Habsburg Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, the contributions cover a broad range of elite women from different courts and religious backgrounds as well as varying noble ranks.
Categories: Art

Becoming a Queen in Early Modern Europe

Becoming a Queen in Early Modern Europe

... 1998); Eldridge Carol, Fairy Tale Queens; Jansen, The Monstrous Regiment of Women; Cruz and Suzuki (eds) The Rule of Women in Early Modern Europe; ...

Author: Katarzyna Kosior

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030118488

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 914

Queens of Poland are conspicuously absent from the study of European queenship—an absence which, together with early modern Poland’s marginal place in the historiography, results in a picture of European royal culture that can only be lopsided and incomplete. Katarzyna Kosior cuts through persistent stereotypes of an East-West dichotomy and a culturally isolated early modern Poland to offer a groundbreaking comparative study of royal ceremony in Poland and France. The ceremonies of becoming a Jagiellonian or Valois queen, analysed in their larger European context, illuminate the connections that bound together monarchical Europe. These ceremonies are a gateway to a fuller understanding of European royal culture, demonstrating that it is impossible to make claims about European queenship without considering eastern Europe.
Categories: History