Queen, Mother, and Stateswoman

Queen, Mother, and Stateswoman Queen, Mother, and Stateswoman is an in depth study of Mariana of Austria s ten year regency 1665 1675 of the global Spanish Empire and her subsequent role as queen mother In Silvia Z Mitchell s revisionist account, Mariana emerges as a towering figure at court and on the international stage, and her key collaborators the secretaries, ministers, and diplomats who have previously been ignored or undervalued take their rightful place in history.When Philip IV of Spain died in 1665, his heir, Carlos II, was three As the threat of dynastic crisis loomed, decades of enormous military commitments had left Spain a virtually bankrupt state with vulnerable frontiers and a depleted army Drawing from previously unmined primary sources, including Council of State deliberations, diplomatic correspondence, Mariana s and Carlos s letters, royal household papers, manuscripts, and legal documents, Mitchell describes how Mariana led the monarchy out of danger and helped redefine the military and diplomatic blocs of Europe in Spain s favor She follows Mariana s exile from court and recounts how the dowager queen subsequently used her extensive connections and diplomatic experience to move the negotiations for her son s marriage forward, effectively exploiting the process to regain her position.A new narrative of the Spanish Habsburg monarchy in the later seventeenth century, this volume advances our knowledge of women s legitimate political entitlement in the early modern period It will be welcomed by scholars and students of queenship, women s studies, and early modern Spain. Free Download [ Queen, Mother, and Stateswoman ] by [ Silvia Z. Mitchell ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 312 pages
  • Queen, Mother, and Stateswoman
  • Silvia Z. Mitchell
  • 25 September 2018
  • 0271083395

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