Queenship and Power

Royal Mothers and their Ruling Children

Wielding Political Authority from Antiquity to the Early Modern Era

Editors: Woodacre, Elena, Fleiner, Carey (Eds.)

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Royal Mothers and their Ruling Children: Wielding Political Authority from Antiquity to the Early Modern Era brings together a range of case studies from the Pre-Modern era to illustrate key themes with regard to motherhood, ambition and authority, with a focus on queens and elite women who are at the political heart of their respective realms.

About the authors

Diana Pelaz Flores Germán Gamero Igea Sarah Betts Jitske Japerse Hang Lin Penelope Nash Carey Fleiner Kathleen Wellman Janice North Estelle Paranque

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“Royal mothers and their Ruling Children is an important starting point for addressing this gap, focusing on an aspect that has surprisingly been neglected in most studies on motherhood and mothering … . opens up a new field of research with rich potential for queenship specialists, since motherhood can be identified as a major power resource for royal women in premodern times.” (Julia Heinemann, Royal Studies Journal, Vol. 3 (2), 2016)

“Elena Woodacre and Carey Fleiner have, with this collection, selected chapters that not only make significant individual contributions, but also fit well together. Separately and collectively, the chapters provide a clear sense of the similarities and differences that existed in the ways that royal women exercised power and authority across different monarchies throughout history.” (Aidan Norrie, Parergon, Vol. 33 (2), 2016)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Royal Mothers and their Ruling Children
Book Subtitle
Wielding Political Authority from Antiquity to the Early Modern Era
Editors
  • Elena Woodacre
  • Carey Fleiner
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Elena Woodacre and Carey Fleiner
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51310-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 253
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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