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The Resource Queens and mistresses of Renaissance France, Kathleen Wellman

Queens and mistresses of Renaissance France, Kathleen Wellman

Label
Queens and mistresses of Renaissance France
Title
Queens and mistresses of Renaissance France
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Wellman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, beginning with Agnès Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress in 1444; including Anne of Brittany, Catherine de Medici, Anne Pisseleu, Diane de Poitiers, and Marguerite de Valois, among others; and concluding with Gabrielle d'Estrées, Henry IV's powerful mistress during the 1590s. Wellman shows that women in both roles--queen and mistress--enjoyed great influence over French politics and culture, not to mention over the powerful men with whom they were involved. The book also addresses the enduring mythology surrounding these women, relating captivating tales that uncover much about Renaissance modes of argument, symbols, and values, as well as our own modern preoccupations."--Publisher's website
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wellman, Kathleen Anne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC112.A1
LC item number
W45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • France
  • Queens
  • Mistresses
  • France
  • France
  • Renaissance
  • Königin
  • Mätresse
  • Renaissance
  • Frankreich
  • Reines
  • Courtisanes
  • Reines
  • Courtisanes
  • Kings and rulers
  • Mistresses
  • Queens
  • Renaissance
  • France
Label
Queens and mistresses of Renaissance France, Kathleen Wellman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-419) and index
Contents
Agnès Sorel : the first official royal mistress -- Anne of Brittany : the limits and prospects of a queen -- The women of the court of Francis I : wives and mistresses, sister and mother -- Diane de Poitiers : an idealized mistress -- Catherine de Medici : king in all but name -- Marguerite de Valois : scandalous queen, femme savante -- Gabrielle d'Estrées : nearly a queen
Control code
811778479
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 433 p.
Isbn
9780300178852
Lccn
2012037490
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)811778479
Label
Queens and mistresses of Renaissance France, Kathleen Wellman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-419) and index
Contents
Agnès Sorel : the first official royal mistress -- Anne of Brittany : the limits and prospects of a queen -- The women of the court of Francis I : wives and mistresses, sister and mother -- Diane de Poitiers : an idealized mistress -- Catherine de Medici : king in all but name -- Marguerite de Valois : scandalous queen, femme savante -- Gabrielle d'Estrées : nearly a queen
Control code
811778479
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 433 p.
Isbn
9780300178852
Lccn
2012037490
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)811778479

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