Item Number: 144454
Title: Mademoiselle de Montpensier : Writing, Châteaux, and Female Self-Construction in Early Modern France
Author: Marinez, Sophie
Record created on 01/25/2017
Description: Leiden: Brill - Rodopi, 2017. 24cm., hardcover, 219pp., 41 illus.
Summary: Mademoiselle de Montpensier: Writing, Châteaux, and Female Self-Construction in Early Modern France examines questions of self-construction in the works of Anne-Marie-Louise d’Orléans, Duchesse de Montpensier (1627-1693), the wealthiest unmarried woman in Europe at the time, a pro-women advocate, author of memoirs, letters and novels, and the commissioner of four châteaux and other buildings throughout France, including Saint-Fargeau, Champigny-sur-Veude, Eu, and Choisy-le-roi. An NEH-funded project, this study explores the interplay between writing and the symbolic import of châteaux to examine Montpensier’s strategies to establish herself as a woman with autonomy and power in early modern France.
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