[Epilogue] “Publica si domini regerent moderamina cunni”: deciphering queenship and counsel

Paul, Joanne (2018) [Epilogue] “Publica si domini regerent moderamina cunni”: deciphering queenship and counsel. In: Matheson-Pollock, Helen, Paul, Joanne and Fletcher, Catherine (eds.) Queenship and counsel in early modern Europe. Queenship and Power . Palgrave, Cham, pp. 259-274. ISBN 9783319769738

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Abstract

This conclusion picks up on a theme running through the volume—that of the secretive or encoded nature of counsel in the context of queenship—and explores how this plays out in the visual and illustrative counsel of Early Modern Europe. Examining emblems, woodcuts and especially the frontispiece of John Dee’s Generall and Rare Memorials pertayning to the Perfect Arte of Navigation (1577), Joanne Paul demonstrates how symbols and visual references were used to encode counsel about and for queens. She argues that investigating the relationship between queenship and counsel in this period challenges existing understandings of what constitutes “the political”, by expanding the focus to symbol, performance, rhetoric, wardrobe, architecture and other media for counsel about politics.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Early modern, Queenship, counsel, emblems, Elizabeth I
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Early Modern and Medieval Studies
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA020 England
D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA020 England > DA129 By period > DA300 Modern, 1485- > DA310 Tudors, 1485-1603
D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA020 England > DA129 By period > DA300 Modern, 1485- > DA310 Tudors, 1485-1603 > DA350 Elizabeth I, 1558-1603. Elizabethan age
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state > JC131 Modern state > JC134 By period. 16th century. General works
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state > JC327 Sovereignty
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state > JC328.2 Consensus. Consent of the governed
J Political Science > JC Political theory. The state. Theories of the state > JC345 Symbolism
N Fine Arts > NE Print media > NE0001 Printmaking and engraving
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Depositing User: Joanne Paul
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2018 08:34
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 08:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77310

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