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Author Monter, E. William, author.

Title The rise of female kings in Europe, 1300-1800 / William Monter
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 271 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Contents Early female sovereigns in global perspective -- Europe's female sovereigns, 1300-1800 : an overview -- Difficult beginnings : heiresses with crowned husbands, 1300-1550 -- Female regents promote female rule, 1500-1630 -- Husbands finessed : the era of Elizabeth I, 1550-1700 -- Husbands subordinated : the era of Maria Theresa, 1700-1800 -- Ruling without inheriting : Russian empresses -- Female rule after 1800 : constitutions and popular culture
Summary In this lively and pathbreaking book, William Monter sketches Europe's increasing acceptance of autonomous female rulers between the late Middle Ages and the French Revolution. Monter surveys the governmental records of Europe's thirty women monarchs-the famous (Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I, Catherine the Great) as well as the obscure (Charlotte of Cyprus, Isabel Clara Eugenia of the Netherlands)-describing how each of them achieved sovereign authority, wielded it, and (more often than men) abandoned it. Monter argues that Europe's female kings, who ruled by divine right, experienced no significant political opposition despite their gender
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Subject Empresses -- Europe -- History
Inheritance and succession -- Political aspects -- Europe -- History
Monarchy -- Europe -- History
Queens -- Europe -- History
Women -- Political activity -- Europe -- History
Arvsrätt.
Drottningar -- historia -- Europa.
Drottningar -- regenter -- historia -- Europa -- medeltiden -- nya tiden.
Empresses -- History. -- Europe.
Empresses.
Europe -- Kings and rulers.
HISTORY -- Renaissance.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Härskare -- historia -- Europa.
Herrscherin
Herrscherin.
Inheritance and succession -- Political aspects -- History. -- Europe.
Inheritance and succession -- Political aspects.
Inheritance rights.
Kejsarinnor -- historia -- Europa.
Kings and rulers.
Königin.
Kungar -- historia -- Europa.
Kvinnor -- politisk aktivitet -- historia -- Europa.
Monarchy -- History. -- Europe.
Monarchy.
Monarki -- historia -- Europa.
Political science.
Politics and government
Queens -- History. -- Europe.
Queens -- rulers -- Europe -- History -- Middle Ages -- Modern Age.
Queens.
Statsvetenskap.
Women -- Political activity -- History. -- Europe.
Women -- Political activity.
Europe -- Kings and rulers.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1492-1648.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 476-1492.
Europa -- politik och förvaltning -- historia.
Europa.
Europa.
Europa.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1492-1648.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1648-1789.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1789-1815.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 476-1492.
Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011014263
ISBN 0300178077
6613426016
9780300178074
9786613426017