The Myth of the Reine Margot: Toward the Elimination of a Legend

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The "Divorce Satyrique" is an anonymous biographical sketch of Marguerite de Valois. Although a proclaimed satire, the document was accepted as historical fact and it single-handedly spawned the myth of the Reine Margot. Despite her political and historical insignificance, this account immortalized Marguerite de Valois as an exceptionally frivolous and hedonistic woman. From manuscript sources, Robert J. Sealy. S.J. proves that a critical incident in the "Divorce" is purely fictional. By distilling fiction from fact, the ...

The Myth of the Reine Margot: Toward the Elimination of a Legend 1995, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820424804

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