The Cultural and Political Legacy of Anne de Bretagne

The Cultural and Political Legacy of Anne de Bretagne
  • Author : Cynthia Jane Brown
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781843842231

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Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France
  • Author : Kathleen Wellman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 433
  • Relase : 2013-05-21
  • ISBN : 9780300178852

Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France Book Review:

Tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses.

Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany

Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany
  • Author : Diane E. Booton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 490
  • Relase : 2016-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781351920025

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Manuscripts, Market and the Transition to Print in Late Medieval Brittany surveys the production and marketing of non-monastic manuscripts and printed books over 150 years in late medieval Brittany, from the accession of the Montfort family to the ducal crown in 1364 to the duchy's formal assimilation by France in 1532. Brittany, as elsewhere, experienced the shift of manuscript production from monasteries to lay scriptoria and from rural settings to urban centers, as the motivation for copying the word in ink on parchment evolved from divine meditation to personal profit. Through her analysis of the physical aspects of Breton manuscripts and books, parchment and paper, textual layouts, scripts and typography, illumination and illustration, Diane Booton exposes previously unexplored connections between the tangible cultural artifacts and the society that produced, acquired and valued them. Innovatively, Booton's discussion incorporates archival research into the prices, wages and commissions associated with the manufacture of the works under discussion to shed new light on their economic and personal value.

The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies

The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies
  • Author : Susan G. Bell
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 254
  • Relase : 2004-11-29
  • ISBN : 9780520234109

The Lost Tapestries of the City of Ladies Book Review:

The story of the author's search for a series of sixteenth-century tapestries that celebrated women, perhaps linked to Christine de Pisan's (Pizan's) Book of the City of Ladies, originally published in 1405.

The Queen's Library

The Queen's Library
  • Author : Cynthia J. Brown
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2011-06-06
  • ISBN : 0812204905

The Queen's Library Book Review:

What do the physical characteristics of the books acquired by elite women in the late medieval and early modern periods tell us about their owners, and what in particular can their illustrations—especially their illustrations of women—reveal? Centered on Anne, duchess of Brittany and twice queen of France, with reference to her contemporaries and successors, The Queen's Library examines the cultural issues surrounding female modes of empowerment and book production. The book aims to uncover the harmonies and conflicts that surfaced in male-authored, male-illustrated works for and about women. In her interdisciplinary investigation of the cultural and political legacy of Anne of Brittany and her female contemporaries, Cynthia J. Brown argues that the verbal and visual imagery used to represent these women of influence was necessarily complex because of its inherently conflicting portrayal of power and subordination. She contends that it can be understood fully only by drawing on the intersection of pertinent literary, historical, codicological, and art historical sources. In The Queen's Library, Brown examines depictions of women of power in five spheres that tellingly expose this tension: rituals of urban and royal reception; the politics of female personification allegories; the "famous-women" topos; women in mourning; and women mourned.

Representing the Life and Legacy of Renée de France

Representing the Life and Legacy of Renée de France
  • Author : Kelly Digby Peebles,Gabriella Scarlatta
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2021-07-23
  • ISBN : 9783030691219

Representing the Life and Legacy of Renée de France Book Review:

This book considers the life and legacy of Renée de France (1510–75), the youngest daughter of King Louis XII and Anne de Bretagne, exploring her cultural, spiritual, and political influence and her evolving roles and actions as fille de France, Duchess of Ferrara, and Dowager Duchess at Montargis. Drawing on a variety of often overlooked sources – poetry, theater, fine arts, landscape architecture, letters, and ambassadorial reports – contributions highlight Renée’s wide-ranging influence in sixteenth-century Europe, from the Italian Wars to the French Wars of Religion. These essays consider her cultural patronage and politico-religious advocacy, demonstrating that she expanded upon intellectual and moral values shared with her sister, Claude de France; her cousins, Marguerite de Navarre and Jeanne d’Albret; and her godmother and mother, Anne de France and Anne de Bretagne, thereby solidifying her place in a long line of powerful French royal women.

The Creation of Brittany

The Creation of Brittany
  • Author : Michael Jones
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Pages : 435
  • Relase : 1988-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780907628804

The Creation of Brittany Book Review:

Michael Jones is recognised on both sides of the Channel as an authority on late medieval Breton history. In this book he brings together much of his work on the subject, examining not only the administration of the duchy but also more intangible questions about the identity of a late medieval state.

Disestablishment - is it Unconstitutional?

Disestablishment - is it Unconstitutional?
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 12
  • Relase : 1884
  • ISBN : OXFORD:555063041

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St. Anne in Renaissance Music

St. Anne in Renaissance Music
  • Author : Michael Alan Anderson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 359
  • Relase : 2014-05-12
  • ISBN : 9781107056244

St. Anne in Renaissance Music Book Review:

Devotion to Saint Anne, the apocryphal mother of the Virgin Mary, reached its height in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Until now, Anne's reception history and political symbolism during this period have been primarily discussed through the lens of art history. This is the first study to explore the music that honoured the saint and its connections to some of the most prominent court cultures of western Europe. Michael Alan Anderson examines plainchant and polyphonic music for Saint Anne, in sources both familiar and previously unstudied, to illuminate not only Anne's wide-ranging intercessional capabilities but also the political force of the music devoted to her. Whether viewed as a fertility aide, wise mother, or dynastic protector, she modelled a number of valuable roles that rulers reflected in the music of their devotional programmes to project their noble lineage and prestige.

Harpsichord and Lute Music in 17th-Century France

Harpsichord and Lute Music in 17th-Century France
  • Author : D. Ledbetter
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2019-06-12
  • ISBN : 9781349640140

Harpsichord and Lute Music in 17th-Century France Book Review:

The works of the 17th-century French harpsichord composers, the clavecinistes, are among the principal treasures of the harpsichord repertoire. It is a commmonplace of music histories that their style was strongly influenced by contemporary lutenists, yet the assessment of this influence has until now been limited to pointing out a few superficial resemblances. This book is the first comprehensive account of the relationship between the two styles. The nature and extent of the influence can now be seen as much more far-reaching than has been supposed. The clavecinistes adopted many details of lute style, and an understanding of these is essential for the proper performance of their works. More importantly, the lute style opened up the possibility of an entirely new expressive dimension in the playing of the harpsichord; in exploring this the clavecinistes evolved a style which dominated European keyboard music in the 17th-century, and provided a basis for the subsequent development of idiomatic keyboard style.

The Gift in Sixteenth-century France

The Gift in Sixteenth-century France
  • Author : Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus Natalie Zemon Davis,Natalie Zemon Davis
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Pages : 185
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 0299168808

The Gift in Sixteenth-century France Book Review:

Must a gift be given freely? How can we tell a gift from a bribe? Are gifts always a part of human relations--or do they lose their power and importance once the market takes hold and puts a price on every exchange? These questions are central to our sense of social relations past and present, and they are at the heart of this book by one of our most interesting and renowned historians. In a wide-ranging look at gift giving in early modern France, Natalie Zemon Davis reveals the ways that gift exchange is crucial to understanding alliance and conflict in family life, economic relations, politics, and religion. Moving from the king's bounty to the beggar's alms, her book explores the modes and meanings of gift giving in every corner of sixteenth-century French society. In doing so, it arrives at a new way of considering gifts--what Davis calls "the gift register"--as a permanent feature of social relations over time. Gift giving, with its own justifications and forms in different periods, can create amity or lead to quarrels and trouble. It mixes the voluntary and the obligatory, with interested bribery at one extreme and inspired gratuitousness at the other. Examining gifts both ethnographically (through archives, letters, and other texts) and culturally (through literary, ethical, and religious sources), Davis shows how coercive features in family life and politics, rather than competition from the market, disrupted the gift system. This intriguing book suggests that examining the significance of gifts can not only help us to understand social relations in the past, but teach us to deal graciously with each other in the present.

England Under the Tudors

England Under the Tudors
  • Author : Wilhelm Busch
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1895
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101067402436

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Catalogue

Catalogue
  • Author : Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1901
  • ISBN : IOWA:31858045973173

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Publishers' circular and booksellers' record

Publishers' circular and booksellers' record
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 724
  • Relase : 1861
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10528338

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Diamonds

Diamonds
  • Author : Jack Ogden
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 408
  • Relase : 2018-05-08
  • ISBN : 9780300235517

Diamonds Book Review:

A lavishly illustrated, in-depth early history covering two thousand years of diamond jewelry and commerce, from the Indian mines to European merchants, courts, and workshops This richly illustrated history of diamonds illuminates myriad facets of the “king of gems,” including a cast of larger-than-life characters such as Alexander the Great, the Mughal emperor Jahangir, and East India Company adventurers. It’s an in-depth study tracing the story of diamonds from their early mining and trade more than two thousand years ago to the 1700s, when Brazil displaced India as the world’s primary diamond supplier. Jack Ogden, a historian and gemologist specializing in ancient gems and jewelry, describes the early history of diamond jewelry, the development of diamond cutting, and how diamonds were assessed and valued. The book includes more than one hundred captivating images, from close-up full-color photographs of historic diamond-set jewelry (some previously unpublished), to photomicrographs of individual gems and illustrations of medieval manuscripts, as well as diagrams depicting historical methods of cutting and polishing diamonds.

The English Woman's Journal

The English Woman's Journal
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1862
  • ISBN : OXFORD:555018451

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Power and Ceremony in European History

Power and Ceremony in European History
  • Author : Anna Kalinowska,Jonathan Spangler
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2021-09-09
  • ISBN : 9781350152199

Power and Ceremony in European History Book Review:

From oaths and hand-kissing to coronations and baptisms, Power and Ceremony in European History considers the governing practices, courtly rituals, and expressions of power prevalent in Europe and the Ottoman Empire from the medieval age to the modern era. Bringing together political and art historical approaches to the study of power, this book reveals how ceremonies and rituals - far from simply being ostentatious displays of wealth - served as a primary means of communication between different participants in political and courtly life. It explores how ceremonial culture changed over time and in different regions to provide readers with a nuanced comparative understanding of rituals and ceremonies since the middle ages, showing how such performances were integral to the evolution of the state in Europe. This collection of essays is of immense value to both historians and art historians interested in representations of power and the political culture of Europe from 1450 onwards.

First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art

First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art
  • Author : National Art Library (Great Britain)
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1870
  • ISBN : COLUMBIA:AR00051489

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First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art, Comp. for Use of the National Art Library and the Schools of Art in the United Kingdom

First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art, Comp. for Use of the National Art Library and the Schools of Art in the United Kingdom
  • Author : National Art Library (Great Britain)
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1870
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433081866216

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The Hours of Henry VIII

The Hours of Henry VIII
  • Author : Associate Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Roger S Wieck,Roger S. Wieck,William M. Voelkle,K. Michelle Hearne,Jean Poyer,Jean Bourdichon
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 194
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050004723

The Hours of Henry VIII Book Review:

A product for the royal court of France, 'The Hours of Henry VIII' created around 1500 by Jean Poyet