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Debating Women, Politics, and Power in Early Modern Europe - S. Jansen

Debating Women, Politics, and Power in Early Modern Europe

By: S. Jansen

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2008
ISBN: 9780230605527
Number Of Pages: 260

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The sixteenth century was an age of politically powerful women. Queens, acting in their own right, and female regents, acting on behalf of their male relatives, governed much of Western Europe. Yet even as women ruled--and ruled effectively--their right to do so was hotly contested. Men's voices have long dominated this debate, but the recovery of texts by women now allows their voices, long silenced, to be heard once again. "Debating Women, Politics, and Power in Early Modern Europe" is a study of texts and textual production in the construction of gender, society, and politics in the early modern period. Jansen explores the "gynecocracy" debate and the larger humanist response to the challenge posed by female sovereignty.

"An important and interesting contribution to the history of women. Jansen has woven together an amazing number of sources and offers a concise discussion of the controversy surrounding female rule in the sixteenth century." - Shawndra L. Holderby, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: An Age of Queensp. 1
Queens and Controversy: John Knox and The Monstrous Regiment of Womenp. 11
The Gynecocracy Debatep. 35
The Gynecocracy Debate in Context: Humanism and Historyp. 63
The Gynecocracy Debate: Women's Voicesp. 115
Queens and Controversy in Early Modern Europe: The End of an Erap. 155
Epiloguep. 171
Notesp. 173
Select Bibliographyp. 231
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780230605527
ISBN-10: 0230605524
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1