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Harvard Historical Studies 145

Perilous Performances

Gender and Regency in Early Modern France

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$88.00 • £70.95 • €79.00

ISBN 9780674015418

Publication Date: 11/30/2004


310 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

15 halftones

Harvard Historical Studies


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Power and Authority: Lineages of Regency and the Gendering of Political Entitlement
  • 2. Catherine de Médicis: Staging the Political Woman
  • 3. Contesting the Politics of the State: Marie de Médicis, Royal Familiality, and Gender Performance, 1610–1643
  • 4. Evacuating the Center: Anne d’Autriche and the Minority of Louis XIV
  • 5. The Male Regent: Philippe d’Orléans and the Traditions of Regency Government
  • 6. Revolution and Regency: Killing the Past
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

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