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Queenship in Europe 1660–1815

Queenship in Europe 1660–1815
The Role of the Consort

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Robert Oresko, Lis Granlund, Mark Bryant, Charles W. Ingrao, Andrew L. Thomas, Lindsey Hughes, Charles C. Noel, John Rogister, Peter H. Wilson, Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, Andrew Hanham, Thomas Biskup, Marc Serge Rivière, Michael Brengsbo, Clarissa Campbell Orr
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  • Date Published: September 2004
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521814225

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  • The role of the queen consort in Europe is the subject of this survey of court cultures from 1660-1815. Principal themes explored are the consort's formal and informal power, her religious role, and her cultural patronage. Courts surveyed include those of France, Spain, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, the Imperial court at Vienna, and three German electorates linked to monarchies: Brandenburg-Prussia, Saxony-Poland and Hanover (Great Britain). The fourteen contributing authors include distinguished scholars and researchers from Britain, the U.S. and the continent.

    • The first collaborative survey on the topic of queens and queenship in eighteenth-century Europe
    • Covers eleven European monarchies including those of Russia, Scandinavia and Great Britain
    • Written in accessible and attractive style, and illustrated with a range of unusual portraits and other scenes
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    "A fascinating and wide-ranging collection of essays on court culture in the 17th and 18th centuries. As a whole, the volume is a valuable contribution to early modern European court and cultural studies. Highly recommended." CHOICE May 2005

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521814225
    • length: 438 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 199 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.25kg
    • contains: 28 b/w illus. 1 map 15 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print
  • Table of Contents

    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. 'Bárbara 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 Württemberg 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 Rivière
    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.

  • Editor

    Clarissa Campbell Orr, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge
    CLARISSA CAMPBELL ORR is senior lecturer in History, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge.


    Robert Oresko, Lis Granlund, Mark Bryant, Charles W. Ingrao, Andrew L. Thomas, Lindsey Hughes, Charles C. Noel, John Rogister, Peter H. Wilson, Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, Andrew Hanham, Thomas Biskup, Marc Serge Rivière, Michael Brengsbo, Clarissa Campbell Orr

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