In this book, part of the texts were presented at the seminar Mujeres de la realeza Ibérica como mediadoras políticas y culturales held in Instituto Cervantes de Lisboa with the support of CHAM FCSH / NOVA-UAç and the FCT.
Starting from the collective strategic project “Borders” of the CHAM, this book gathers a set of articles by historians and art historians that analyzes the limits of the diplomacy of royalty women of the Iberian Peninsula and its different forms of political and cultural mediation from the 16th to the 18th century. The book pays particular attention to various aspects of the mediation of royal women such as diplomatic relations between monarchies and the signing of peace; the negotiation of marriage contracts for children and family members, the articulation of networks as a variable of the increase of their influence and power. Another main thematic core is that of devotion, which is analyzed as a profound constituent element of the identity of these women. Finally, a multidisciplinary analysis of the cultural exchanges that occur thanks to them is approached.
Llorente, M. & Epifânio, R. & del Puerto. G. (eds.), Mulheres da realeza ibérica mediadoras políticas e culturais – Mujeres de la realeza Ibérica mediadoras políticas y culturales, MIL & Instituto Cervantes, Lisboa, 2019. (ISBN 978-989-54464-3-8).