Women at the Burgundian Court / Femmes a La Cour De Bourgogne

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  • Edition: Bilingual
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-12-30
  • Publisher: Brepols Pub
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This collection of essays charts the role of women at the Burgundian court by analysing the ways in which medieval women, such as Isabella of Portugal, Margaret of York, Mary of Burgundy, Margaret of Austria made an impact through their physical, moral and spiritual presence at court. During the absence of the prince these well-educated and internationally experienced spouses, mothers and aunts were put in charge of the courtly household or were in some cases appointed regent of the Netherlandish territories for a limited period of time. The youngest generation of women represented by the sisters and consorts of Charles V and Ferdinand I - now forming part of the extended family network - continued this tradition and took it to Germany, Spain, France and Portugal. The court developed into a kind of 'gender laboratory', in which women actively negotiated their position of power, thus consolidating their influence in politics, diplomacy, education and art.

Table of Contents

List of Colour Illustrationsp. vii
List of Black‐and‐White Figuresp. xi
Foreword ‐ Woord Voorafp. xv
Prefacep. xix
Setting the Stage
Présence et influence des femmes à la cour de Bourgogne: Quelques réflexions historiographiquesp. 3
La cour de Malines au bas Moyen âge (1477–1530): un laboratoire de recherche sur le “gender”?p. 11
Women at the Burgundian Court: The 15th Century
La correspondance d'Isabelle de Portugal, reflet du pouvoir d'une duchesse de Bourgogne au XVe sièclep. 25
Royal Entries in Flanders (1356–1515)p. 37
L'entrée de Jeanne de Castille à Bruxelles: un programme iconographique au fémininp. 43
Charity against the Odds. Margaret of York and the Isle of Voorne (1477–1503)p. 57
Margaret of Austria as Patron and Author
La poétique de Marguerite d'Autriche: pour une relecture de sa Complainte (ms Vienne, ÖNB 2584)p. 73
Marguerite d'Autriche: l'idéal de la femme et de la princesse selon Henri Corneille Agrippap. 87
Le vitrail de l'histoire de Suzanne dans l'église de Broup. 97
The Next Generation
Marie de Hongrie et son train en 1531p. 107
Playing Games: Men, Women and Beasts on the Backgammon Board for King Ferdinand I and Queen Anna of Bohemia and Hungaryp. 123
Bibliographyp. 141
Authors' Biographiesp. 157
Platesp. 159
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