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Mademoiselle de Montpensier : writing, châteaux, and female self-construction in early modern France / by Sophie Maríñez.

Author/creator Maríñez, Sophie author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionx, 219 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Faux Titre : études de langue et littérature françaises
Faux titre ; no. 416. ^A474480
Contents Building subjects : women and buildings in early modern France -- Building and writing : strategies of self-construction -- Against or for marriage? : reconfiguring freedom and power -- Building fictive worlds.
Scope and content "Mademoiselle de Montpensier : Writing, Châteaux, and Female Self-Construction in Early Modern France examines questions of self-construction in the works of Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, Duchesse de Montpensier (1627-1693), the wealthiest unmarried woman in Europe at the time, a pro-women advocate, author of memoirs, letters and novels, and the commissioner of four châteaux and other buildings throughout France, including Saint-Fargeau, Champigny-sur-Veude, Eu, and Choisy-le-roi. An NEH-funded project, this study explores the interplay between writing and the symbolic import of châteaux to examine Montpensier's strategies to establish herself as a woman with autonomy and power in early modern France"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Maríñez, Sophie. Mademoiselle de Montpensier. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2017 9789004337299
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
LCCN 2017009172
ISBN9004337202 hardcover ; acid-free paper
ISBNelectronic book

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