Queenship and Power

Queenship and Counsel in Early Modern Europe

Editors: Matheson-Pollock, Helen, Paul, Joanne, Fletcher, Catherine (Eds.)

  • Offers the first study of the relationship between queenship and counsel from a pan-European perspective
  • Examines the strategies that royal women employed to establish influence and give counsel
  • Includes a wide variety of sources and themes, from literary text, material culture and architecture to rhetoric, relationships and performance
  • Appeals to scholars of history, politics and literature in early modern Europe, particularly early modern royalty, courts and diplomacy
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Helen Matheson-Pollock is Honorary Research Associate at University College London, UK.
Joanne Paul is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Sussex, UK.
Catherine Fletcher is Associate Professor in History and Heritage at Swansea University, UK.

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eBook $89.00
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  • Due: September 3, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76974-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: August 6, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76973-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queenship and Counsel in Early Modern Europe
Editors
  • Helen Matheson-Pollock
  • Joanne Paul
  • Catherine Fletcher
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76974-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76974-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76973-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 287
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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