Queenship and Power

Colonization, Piracy, and Trade in Early Modern Europe

The Roles of Powerful Women and Queens

Editors: Paranque, Estelle, Probasco, Nate, Jowitt, Claire (Eds.)

  • Fills a gap in scholarship on early modern female rulers and their roles in foreign affairs
  • Focuses on several under-studied women, including Caterina Cornaro of Cyprus and Isabel Clara Eugenia of Austria
  • Contributes to a more complex, transnational understanding of national literatures and cultures
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Estelle Paranque is Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities, London, UK.

Nate Probasco is Assistant Professor of History at Briar Cliff University, USA.
Claire Jowitt is Professor of English and History and Associate Dean for Research for Arts and Humanities at the University of East Anglia, UK .

Reviews

“A fascinating collection of scholarly articles about the role of Queens and other powerful women in trade, finance and foreign affairs during the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. … The book is a valuable contribution to the study of queenship, revealing the full range of activities undertaken by early modern royal women.” (royalhistorian.com, February, 2018)

“This edited volume offers a number of case studies exemplifying how not only queen consorts and regents across Europe, but also women from more humble backgrounds, entered these spheres and showed themselves competent rulers, diplomats, and patrons of overseas exploration. … This edited collection is likely to appeal to scholars of royal studies and early modern diplomacy, and students of (political) history and gender studies.” (Nadia T. van Pelt, Journal of the Northern Renaissance, northernrenaissance.org, November, 2017)

“This exciting collection brings together a wonderfully varied selection of case studies which shed new light on the role that powerful women played in the early modern period, when the Age of Discovery opened up new global vistas in terms of trading links and colonial expansion. All too often the narrative of this period has been focused on male exploration and imperial ambition but this volume puts women squarely in the picture by demonstrating their active engagement in colonization, piracy and trade.” (Elena Woodacre, Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History, University of Winchester, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Colonization, Piracy, and Trade in Early Modern Europe: The Roles of Powerful Women and Queens

    Probasco, Nate (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

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  • Mary I, Mary of Guise and the Strong Hand of the Scots: Marian Policy in Ulster and Anglo-Scottish Diplomacy, 1553–1558

    Woods, Jonathan

    Pages 17-39

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  • Catherine de Medici and Huguenot Colonization, 1560–1567

    Probasco, Nate

    Pages 41-72

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  • Isabel Clara Eugenia, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands: Trade, Politics, and Warfare, Ruling like a King 1621–1633

    Paranque, Estelle

    Pages 73-93

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  • Caterina Cornaro and the Colonization of Cyprus

    Hopkins, Lisa

    Pages 97-116

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57159-1
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57158-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Colonization, Piracy, and Trade in Early Modern Europe
Book Subtitle
The Roles of Powerful Women and Queens
Editors
  • Estelle Paranque
  • Nate Probasco
  • Claire Jowitt
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57159-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57159-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57158-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 illustrations in colour
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