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Author Carney, Jo Eldridge, 1954-

Title Fairy tale queens : representations of early modern queenship / Jo Eldridge Carney
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Series Queenship and power
Queenship and power.
Contents Early modern queens and the intersection of fairy tales and fact -- The queen's (in)fertile body and the body politic -- Maternal monstrosities: queens and the reproduction of heirs and errors -- Men, women, and beasts : Elizabeth I and beastly bridegrooms -- The fairest of them all : queenship and beauty -- The queen's wardrobe : dressing the part -- The queen's body : promiscuity at court
Summary Most of our fairy tale capital today comes from the popular tales of Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, but this study encourages readers to explore the marvelous tales of authors from the early modern period--Giovanni Straparola, Giambattista Basile, Madame Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy, and others--whose works enrich and expand our notion of the canon. The queen is omnipresent in these tales, as much a hallmark of the genre as its other familiar characteristics: the number three, magical objects, quests, happy endings. That queens occupy such space in these early modern tales is not surprising given the profound influence of so many powerful queens in the political landscapes of early modern England and Europe. This book argues for the historical relevance of fairy tales and explores the dynamic intersection between fictional and actual queens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-227) and index
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Subject Fairy tales -- History and criticism.
Literature and history -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Literature and history -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Queens in art.
Queens in literature.
Queens -- Europe -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012034218
ISBN 1137269693 (electronic bk.)
9781137269690 (electronic bk.)