By Anne J, Dr Cruz,Maria Galli, Dr Stampino
As the 1st finished quantity dedicated totally to ladies of either the Spanish and Austrian Habsburg royal dynasties spanning the 16th and the 17th centuries, this interdisciplinary assortment illuminates their advanced and infrequently contradictory political capabilities and their interrelations throughout early smooth nationwide borders.
The essays during this quantity examine the lives of six Habsburg girls who, as queens consort and queen regent, duchesses, a vicereine, and a nun, left an indelible mark at the diplomatic and cultural map of early sleek Europe. individuals research the nationwide and transnational effect of those remarkable girls via their biographies, and discover how they transferred their cultural, non secular, and political traditions because the girls moved from one courtroom to another.
Early smooth Habsburg girls investigates the advanced lives of Philip II’s daughter, the Infanta Catalina Micaela (1567-1597); her daughter, Margherita of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal (1589-1655); and Maria Maddalena of Austria, Grand Duchess of Florence (1589-1631). the second one iteration of Habsburg ladies that the amount addresses comprises Philip IV’s first spouse, Isabel of Borbón (1602-1644), who turned a Habsburg by means of marriage; Rudolph II’s daughter, Sor Ana Dorotea (1611-1694), the single Habsburg nun within the assortment; and Philip IV’s moment spouse, Mariana of Austria (1634-1696), queen regent and mom to the final Spanish Habsburg.
Through archival records, pictorial and old money owed, literature, and correspondence, in addition to cultural artifacts corresponding to work, jewellery, and clothes, this quantity brings to gentle the effect of Habsburg girls within the broader old, political, and cultural contexts. The essays fill a scholarly want through protecting a variety of levels of the lives of early sleek royal ladies, who frequently struggled to maintain their kinfolk loyalty whereas on the carrier of a international courtroom, even if holding and getting ready their heirs for rule at that very same court.
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