The Empress, the Queen, and the Nun: Women and Power at the Court of Philip III of Spain / Edition 1

The Empress, the Queen, and the Nun: Women and Power at the Court of Philip III of Spain / Edition 1

by Magdalena S. Sánchez
ISBN-10:
080187243X
ISBN-13:
9780801872433
Pub. Date:
06/14/2002
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press

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The Empress, the Queen, and the Nun: Women and Power at the Court of Philip III of Spain / Edition 1

In the early seventeenth-century, when Spanish interests often competed with those of the House of Austria, three women in the court of Philip III of Spain—Empress María, Philip's grandmother; Margaret of Austria, Philip's wife; and Margaret of the Cross, Philip's aunt—worked behind the scenes to win favor for the causes of the Austrian Habsburgs.

In The Empress, the Queen, and the Nun, historian Magdalena Sánchez offers an intriguing examination of the political power wielded by these three women. Sánchez examines the ways that women used religious piety, childbearing, illnesses such as melancholy, and marriage arrangements to sway political decisions. They employed distinct strategies and languages at informal occasions such as meals, masquerade celebrations, and religious ceremonies to influence the political scene. By incorporating women into informal political networks, this work breaks new ground in the study of early modern European politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801872433
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 06/14/2002
Series: The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science , #116
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Magdalena Sánchez is an associate professor of history at Gettysburg College.

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Mary Elizabeth Perry

With brilliant analysis and careful archival research Magdalena Sánchez breaks new ground and lays to rest the old stereotypes about passive, apolitical, and powerless women.

Jodi Bilinkoff

This study represents a fresh and innovative approach to diplomatic history, as well as women's history. It is an impressive achievement.

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