Happy Summer—stock up and save 30% on Palgrave books, eBooks & journals! Shop now >>

Early Modern History: Society and Culture

Accounting for Affection

Mothering and Politics in Early Modern Rome

Authors: Castiglione, C.

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-31572-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-20331-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-30114-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
About this book

Accounting for Affection examines the multifaceted nature of early modern motherhood by focusing on the ideas and strategies of Roman aristocratic mothers during familial conflict. Illuminating new approaches to the maternal and the familial employed by such women, it demonstrates how interventions gained increasing favor in early modern Rome.

About the authors

Caroline Castiglione is Associate Professor of Italian Studies and History at Brown University, USA. She is the author of Patrons and Adversaries: Nobles and Villagers in Italian Politics, 1640–1760 (2005), winner of the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies in 2006.

Reviews

“The principal theme of the book is the determination of elite women in this period to negotiate with their relatives and, if needs be, the law-courts, in support of their rights and those of their children. … These intertwined stories form part of a grander narrative proposed by Castiglione that contributes to our understanding of the history of emotions. … all will welcome this study of early modern motherhood based on the testimony of early modern mothers.” (M. Laven, English Historical Review, Vol. 133 (560), February, 2018)

“This book traces the triumph of motherly love among the highest elites of seventeenth-century Rome. … Accounting for Affection will be required reading for historians of the family, the early modern state, and the role of emotions in history. Castiglione has done the field a service, and successfully placed motherhood, and mothers, at the heart of the early modern political imaginary.” (P. Renée Baernstein, Journal of Modern History, Vol. 89 (1), March, 2017)

“Castiglione is to be commended for her own resourcefulness in assembling a large quantity of first-person accounts of the women’s range of interests and enterprises. … her book is a valuable account of the importance of women in the family dynamics and family politics of the early modern Roman aristocracy.” (Stanley Chojnacki, American Historical Review, Vol. 121 (4), October, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-31572-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-20331-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $90.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-30114-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Accounting for Affection
Book Subtitle
Mothering and Politics in Early Modern Rome
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern History: Society and Culture
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31572-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137315724
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20331-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30114-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 315
Topics