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Dancing Queen: Marie de Médicis’ Ballets at the Court of Henri IV

Dancing Queen: Marie de Médicis’ Ballets at the Court of Henri IV (Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 2019). Drawing on newly discovered primary sources as well as theories and methodologies derived from literary studies, political history, musicology, dance … Continue reading

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Book Announcement, Fictions of Containment in the Spanish Female Picaresque

Fictions of Containment in the Spanish Female Picaresque Architectural Space and Prostitution in the Early Modern Mediterranean by Emily Kuffner Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Series: Gendering the Late Medieval & Early Modern World This study examines the interdependence of gender, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Travel and Travail: Early Modern Women, English Drama, and the Wider World

Travel and Travail: Early Modern Women, English Drama, and the Wider World Patricia Akhimie and Bernadette Andrea, eds. University of Nebraska Press, 2019 Popular English travel guides from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries asserted that women who wandered too far … Continue reading

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Book Announcement, Women and Power at the French Court, 1483-1563

Editor: Susan Broomhall, University of Western Australia Women and Power at the French Court, 1483—1563 explores the ways in which a range of women “ as consorts, regents, mistresses, factional power players, attendants at court, or as objects of courtly … Continue reading

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Book Announcement, The Youth of Early Modern Women

Through fifteen essays that work from a rich array of primary sources, this collection makes the novel claim that early modern European women, like men, had a youth. European culture recognised that, between childhood and full adulthood, early modern women … Continue reading

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book announcement, A Companion to Global Queenship, edited by Elena Woodacre

Arc Humanities Press is proud to announce the publication of A Companion to Global Queenship, edited by Elena Woodacre. This collection expands previous regional and individual studies of queenship and female political agency in order to engage in a comparative … Continue reading

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New book – Chivalry, Reading, and Women’s Culture in Early Modern Spain

The Iberian Chivalric romance has long been thought of as an archaic, masculine genre and its popularity as an aberration in European literary history. Chivalry, Reading, and Women’s Culture in Early Modern Spain contests this view, arguing that the surprisingly … Continue reading

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New book – English Aristocratic Women and the Fabric of Piety, 1450-1550, by Barbara J. Harris

The role played by women in the evolution of religious art and architecture has been largely neglected. This study of upper-class women in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries corrects that oversight, uncovering the active role they undertook in choosing designs, … Continue reading

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New book – Gendered Temporalities in the Early Modern World, edited by Merry Wiesner-Hanks

Is time gendered? This international, interdisciplinary anthology studies the early modern era to analyse how material objects express, shape, complicate, and extend human concepts of time and how people commemorate time differently. It examines conceptual aspects of time, such as … Continue reading

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Women, Art & Observant Franciscan Piety: Women, Art and Observant Franciscan Piety: Caterina Vigri and the Poor Clares in Early Modern Ferrara, by Kathleen Giles Arthur

Caterina Vigri (later Saint Catherine of Bologna) was a mystic, writer, teacher and nun-artist. Her first home, Corpus Domini, Ferrara, was a house of semi-religious women that became a Poor Clare convent and model of Franciscan Observant piety. Vigri’s intensely … Continue reading

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