The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe

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Although political theorists have traditionally defined political power as male, a series of dynastic "accidents" in 16th century Europe resulted in the reality of women acting as regents for their sons or ruling as queens. In "The Monstrous Regiment of Women" Sharon L. Jansen creates a series of portraits of these remarkable women. Jansen explores the case for and against female rule by examining the arguments made by theorists from Sir John Fortescue (1461) through Bishop Bossuet (1680) and interweaving their arguments ...

The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe 2010, Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN-13: 9780230621190

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The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe 2002, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312213411

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