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Author Jansen, Sharon L., 1951-

Title Debating women, politics, and power in early modern Europe / Sharon L. Jansen
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008


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Description xiii, 260 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Introduction: An age of queens -- Queens and controversy : John Knox and The monstrous regiment of women -- The gynecocracy debate -- The gynecocracy debate in context : humanism and history -- The gynecocracy debate : women's voices -- Queens and controversy in early modern Europe : the end of an era
Summary "The sixteenth century was an age of politically powerful women. Queens, acting in their own right, and female regents, acting on behalf of their male relatives, governed much of Western Europe. Yet even as women ruled - and ruled effectively - their right to do so was hotly contested. Men's voices have long dominated this debate, but the recovery of texts by women now allows their voices, long silenced, to be heard once again. Debating Women, Politics, and Power in Early Modern Europe is a study of texts and textual production in the construction of gender, society, and politics in the early modern period. Jansen explores the "gynecocracy" debate and the larger humanist response to the challenge posed by female sovereignty."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-246) and index
Subject Women heads of state -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Queens -- Europe -- History -- 16th century.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 1492-1648.
LC no. 2007036164
ISBN 0230605524