Judith P. Aikin's A Ruler’s Consort in Early Modern Germany: Aemilia Juliana PDF

By Judith P. Aikin

ISBN-10: 1472423844

ISBN-13: 9781472423849

The better halves of rulers in early smooth Europe did excess of offer heirs for his or her principalities and adornment for his or her courts. during this examine, Judith Aikin examines the tremendously well-documented activities of 1 such lady, Aemilia Juliana of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1637-1706), so as to extend our figuring out of the position of ruler’s consort within the small principalities attribute of Germany in this interval. Aikin explores a variety of writings via her topic, together with casual letters to a different lady, countless numbers of devotional tune texts, manuscript books either devotional and useful, and released pamphlets and books. additionally very important for this learn are the performs, work, and musical works that decorated the court docket lower than Aemilia Juliana’s patronage; the books, poems, and sermons released in her honor; and the big memorial quantity revealed and dispensed quickly after her demise. This fabric, whilst coupled with the extra scanty checklist in respectable files, finds the character and scope of Aemilia Juliana’s function as complete companion within the ruling couple. one of the most crucial findings according to this facts are these concerning Aemilia Juliana’s advocacy for ladies of all social sessions via her authorship and guides, her help for the schooling of ladies, her efforts to ameliorate the terror and ache of pregnant and birthing girls, and her contributions to lady aid networks. In interpreting the profession of a consort whose numerous actions are so good documented, this learn is helping to fill within the blanks within the documentary list of various consorts throughout early smooth Europe, and serves as a version for destiny examine on different consorts at different courts.

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