Early Modern Habsburg Women: Transnational Contexts, by Anne J. Cruz,Maria Galli Stampino

By Anne J. Cruz,Maria Galli Stampino

because the first finished quantity dedicated solely to ladies of either the Spanish and Austrian Habsburg royal dynasties spanning the 16th and the 17th centuries, this interdisciplinary assortment illuminates their complicated and infrequently contradictory political capabilities and their interrelations throughout early glossy 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 glossy Europe. participants research the nationwide and transnational effect of those extraordinary girls via their biographies, and discover how they transferred their cultural, spiritual, and political traditions because the ladies moved from one court docket to a different. Early glossy Habsburg girls investigates the complicated 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 girls that the amount addresses contains Philip IV’s first spouse, Isabel of Borbón (1602-1644), who grew to become a Habsburg via 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. via archival records, pictorial and old debts, literature, and correspondence, in addition to cultural artifacts corresponding to work, jewellery, and clothes, this quantity brings to mild the effect of Habsburg ladies within the broader historic, political, and cultural contexts. The essays fill a scholarly want by way of overlaying a number of stages of the lives of early glossy royal ladies, who usually struggled to maintain their relations loyalty whereas on the carrier of a overseas courtroom, even if holding and getting ready their heirs for rule a

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