Queenship and counsel in early modern Europe

Matheson-Pollock, Helen, Paul, Joanne and Fletcher, Catherine, eds. (2018) Queenship and counsel in early modern Europe. Queenship and Power . Palgrave, Cham. ISBN 9783319769738

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Abstract

The discourse of political counsel in early modern Europe depended on the participation of men, as both counsellors and counselled. Women were often thought too irrational or imprudent to give or receive political advice—but they did in unprecedented numbers, as this volume shows. These essays trace the relationship between queenship and counsel through over three hundred years of history. Case studies span Europe, from Sweden and Poland-Lithuania via the Habsburg territories to England and France, and feature queens regnant, consort and regent, including Elizabeth I of England, Catherine Jagiellon of Sweden, Catherine de’ Medici and Anna of Denmark. They draw on a variety of innovative sources to recover evidence of queenly counsel, from treatises and letters to poetry, masques and architecture. For scholars of history, politics and literature in early modern Europe, this book enriches our understanding of royal women as political actors.

Item Type: Edited Book
Keywords: early modern political discourse, Queens consort, advisers to royalty, early Modern Europe, women and power in history, sixteenth-century Poland-Lithuania, early modern political counsel, Catherine of Aragon, Mary Tudor, Catherine Jagiellon, Ladies' Peace, early modern diplomacy, Catherine de Medici, Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I in The Faerie Queene, Anna of Denmark
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 > DA020 England > DA040 Political, military, naval, and Air Force history. Foreign relations
D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA020 England > DA110 Social life and customs. Civilization. Intellectual life
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
D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA020 England > DA129 By period > DA300 Modern, 1485- > DA385 Early Stuarts, 1603-1642
D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA020 England > DA129 By period > DA300 Modern, 1485- > DA400 Civil War and Commonwealth, 1642-1660
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0801 Man-woman relationships. Courtship. Dating
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ1001 The state and marriage
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ1058 Widows and widowers. Widowhood
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
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ1305 Scope of international relations. Political theory. Diplomacy > JZ1400 Diplomatic and consular service
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Depositing User: Joanne Paul
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2018 09:19
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 09:19
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/77311

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