When Women Ruled The World: Making The Renaissance In Europe
- European History
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Queens of the Renaissance
Sixteenth-century Europe was a time of destabilization—yet it also witnessed the flowering of a pacific culture cultivated by four women rulers, most notably Mary Tudor; Elizabeth I; Mary, Queen of Scots; and Catherine de’ Medici.
Recasting the dramatic stories and complex political relationships among these women rulers, Maureen Quilligan rewrites centuries of scholarship that sought to depict intense personal hatreds among them. Instead, she shows how the queens engendered a culture of mutual respect. Detailing the artistic and political creativity that flourished in the pockets of peace created by these queens, Quilligan’s lavishly illustrated work explores the glory of the Renaissance and the women who helped to create it.
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|Release Date:||October 12, 2021|