Catherine de Medicis and Others, Portraits of the Queen Mother: Polemics, Panegyrics, Letters

The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe - The Toronto Series, Vol. 35

Catherine de Medicis and Others, Portraits of the Queen Mother: Polemics, Panegyrics, Letters

Translated by Leah L. Chang and Katherine Kong
2014 | 283 pp. | 978-0-7727-2172-3 | Paperback 6 x 9 in
$31.95 |

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Catherine de Médicis was portrayed in her day as foreign usurper, loving queen and queen mother, patron of the arts, and Machiavellian murderer of Protestants. Leah L. Chang and Katherine Kong assemble a diverse array of scathing polemic and lofty praise, diplomatic reports, and Catherine’s own letters, which together show how one extraordinary woman’s rule intersected with early modern conceptions of gender, maternity, and power.