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The Monstrous Regiment of Women

Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe

Authors: Jansen, S.

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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.

About the authors

SHARON L. JANSEN is Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University, USA.

Reviews

'...this counternarrative unveils a shrouded history that is enjoyable, thoughtful, and definitely worth the read. Highly recommended.' - B. Lowe, Choice

'Jansen's book is readable and informative...[it] will stimulate students to investiage further the nature of female rule and encourage historians to incorporate the stories of powerful women in their political narratives.' - Susan Doran, JEMH


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Redrawing the Lines of Power

    Jansen, Sharon L.

    Pages 1-6

  • Fifteenth-Century Foremothers

    Jansen, Sharon L.

    Pages 7-65

  • The Daughters of Isabella of Castile

    Jansen, Sharon L.

    Pages 67-110

  • The Daughters of Margaret Beaufort

    Jansen, Sharon L.

    Pages 111-154

  • The Daughters of Caterina Sforza

    Jansen, Sharon L.

    Pages 155-179

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Monstrous Regiment of Women
Book Subtitle
Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60211-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230602113
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21341-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-62119-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 311
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