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 research, Judith Aikin examines the really well-documented activities of 1 such girl, Aemilia Juliana of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1637-1706), as a way to extend our figuring out of the position 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, 1000s 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 lower than Aemilia Juliana’s patronage; the books, poems, and sermons released in her honor; and the big memorial quantity published and allotted quickly after her dying. This fabric, while coupled with the extra scanty checklist in professional files, finds the character and scope of Aemilia Juliana’s function as complete companion within the ruling couple. one of the most vital findings in keeping with this proof are these concerning Aemilia Juliana’s advocacy for ladies of all social periods via her authorship and guides, her aid for the schooling of ladies, her efforts to ameliorate the phobia and affliction of pregnant and birthing ladies, and her contributions to girl aid networks. In studying the occupation of a consort whose a variety of actions are so good documented, this learn is helping to fill within the blanks within the documentary list of diverse consorts throughout early sleek Europe, and serves as a version for destiny examine on different consorts at different courts.

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