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Author Broomhall, Susan, author.

Title The identities of Catherine de' Medici / by Susan Broomhall
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2021]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, 1573-4188 ; 228
Contents Heir : the Medici legacy -- Partner : the king's representative -- Mother : raising son-kings -- Friend and ally : nurturing daughter-queens -- Chief mourner of the Valois : the exclusivity of intimacy -- Carer : production and investment as protection of France -- Murderer : histories of violent emotions -- Spiritual sister : the community of Le murate
Summary "In The Identities of Catherine de' Medici Susan Broomhall provides an innovative analysis of the representational strategies that constructed Catherine de' Medici, and sought to explain her behaviour and motivations. Through her detailed exploration of the identities that the queen, her allies, supporters, and clients sought to project, and how contemporaries responded to them, Broomhall establishes a new vision of this important sixteenth-century protagonist, a clearer understanding of the dialogic and dynamic nature of identity construction and reception, and its consequences for Catherine de' Medici's legacy, memory and historiography"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 03, 2021)
Subject Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589 -- Psychology
Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589
Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589.
Political culture -- France -- History -- 16th century
Queens -- France -- Biography.
Queens -- France -- Historiography
Sex role -- Political aspects -- France -- History -- 16th century
Women -- Political activity -- France -- History -- 16th century
Political culture.
Politics and government.
Sex role -- Political aspects.
Women -- Political activity.
France -- History -- 16th century.
France -- Politics and government -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021011065
ISBN 9004461817