New PDF release: A Ruler’s Consort in Early Modern Germany: Aemilia Juliana

By Judith P. Aikin

ISBN-10: 1472423844

ISBN-13: 9781472423849

The other halves of rulers in early sleek Europe did excess of supply heirs for his or her principalities and adornment for his or her courts. during this examine, Judith Aikin examines the enormously well-documented activities of 1 such girl, Aemilia Juliana of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1637-1706), for you to extend our realizing of the function of ruler’s consort within the small principalities attribute of Germany in this interval. Aikin explores quite a lot of writings via her topic, together with casual letters to a different girl, enormous quantities of devotional tune texts, manuscript books either devotional and sensible, and released pamphlets and books. additionally very important for this learn are the performs, work, and musical works that embellished the courtroom below Aemilia Juliana’s patronage; the books, poems, and sermons released in her honor; and the big memorial quantity revealed and disbursed quickly after her dying. This fabric, whilst coupled with the extra scanty list in legit files, unearths the character and scope of Aemilia Juliana’s position as complete accomplice within the ruling couple. one of the most vital findings in response to this facts are these on the topic of Aemilia Juliana’s advocacy for girls of all social periods via her authorship and guides, her aid for the schooling of ladies, her efforts to ameliorate the phobia and pain of pregnant and birthing ladies, and her contributions to lady aid networks. In studying the profession of a consort whose numerous actions are so good documented, this examine is helping to fill within the blanks within the documentary list of diverse consorts throughout early glossy Europe, and serves as a version for destiny examine on different consorts at different courts.

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