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Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe : Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette (Hardcover)
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Though separated by over a century, Queens Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette bear striking similarities as historical figures: both women lived through periods of violent revolution in which insurgent regimes specifically targeted and undermined them in order to discredit the monarchy and strengthen claims to legitimate rule. This novel comparative study explores how these queens perceived their roles as wives, mothers, and heads of royal households, thus providing new insights into the political significance of royal women in Early Modern Europe, the evolution of court culture and the public sphere, and changing ideas of marriage and family.
Number of Pages: 273
Sub-Genre: Europe / Western, Revolutionary
Series Title: Queenship and Power
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Carolyn Harris
Street Date: November 3, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-6754
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