Queenship in Europe 1660-1815 : the role of the consort

edited by Clarissa Campbell Orr

This pioneering survey of court cultures in the age of the High Baroque through to the age of Enlightenment uses the role of the queen consort as the principal means of inquiry. The principal themes explored are the consort's formal and informal power, her religious role, and her cultural patronage. The book reveals the dynamics of dynastic politics as courts used their family linkages to advance themselves in the hierarchy of European powers, and suggests how women sometimes formed their own networks. The courts surveyed include those of France, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, the Imperial court at Vienna, and the three German electorateS linked to monarchies: Brandenburg-Prussia, Saxony-Poland and Hanover-Great Britain. Also included is the duchy of Wurttemburg, which achieved royal status by the end of the period, and Savoy, which attained it through acquiring Piedmont at the beginning.

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Maria Giovanna Battista of Savoy-Nemours (1644-1724): daughter, consort and regent of Savoy Robert Oresko
  • 2. Queen Hedwig Eleonora of Sweden: dowager, builder and collector Lis Granlund
  • 3. Partner, matriarch and minister: Mme de Maintenon of France, clandestine consort, 1680-1715 Mark Bryant
  • 4. Piety and Power: the empresses-consort of the high baroque Charles W. Ingrao and Andrew L. Thomas
  • 5. Catherine I of Russia, consort of Peter the Great Lindsey Hughes
  • 6. 'Barbara succeeds Elizabeth...': the feminisation and domestication of politics in the Spanish monarchy, 1701-1759 Charles C. Noel
  • 7. Queen Marie Leszczynska and faction at the French court 1725-1768 John Rogister
  • 8. Women and imperial politics: the Wurttemberg consorts 1674-1757 Peter H. Wilson
  • 9. Religion and the consort: two electresses of Saxony and queens of Poland (1697-1757) Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
  • 10. Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach and the 'anglicisation' of the house of Hanover Andrew Hanham
  • 11. The hidden queen: Elizabeth Christine of Prussia and Hohernzollern queenship in the eighteenth century Thomas Biskup
  • 12. 'The Pallas of Stockholm': Louisa Ulrica of Prussia and the Swedish crown Marc Serge Riviere
  • 13. Danish absolutism and queenship: Louisa, Caroline Matilda and Juliana Maria Michael Brengsbo
  • 14. Charlotte, Queen of Great Britain and Electress of Hanover: northern dynasties and the northern republic of letters Clarissa Campbell Orr.

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書名 Queenship in Europe 1660-1815 : the role of the consort
著作者等 Orr, Clarissa Campbell
Campbell Orr Clarissa
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2004
ページ数 xvii, 419 p.
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 0521814227
NCID BA69283904
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス