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By Judith P. Aikin

ISBN-10: 1472423844

ISBN-13: 9781472423849

The other halves of rulers in early glossy Europe did excess of offer heirs for his or her principalities and adornment for his or her courts. during this learn, Judith Aikin examines the particularly well-documented activities of 1 such girl, Aemilia Juliana of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1637-1706), on the way to extend our realizing of the position of ruler’s consort within the small principalities attribute of Germany in this interval. Aikin explores a variety of writings through her topic, together with casual letters to a different girl, thousands of devotional track texts, manuscript books either devotional and useful, and released pamphlets and books. additionally vital for this examine are the performs, work, and musical works that embellished the court docket lower than Aemilia Juliana’s patronage; the books, poems, and sermons released in her honor; and the large memorial quantity revealed and dispensed quickly after her dying. This fabric, while coupled with the extra scanty list in reputable files, finds the character and scope of Aemilia Juliana’s function as complete accomplice within the ruling couple. one of the most vital findings in line with this facts are these on the topic of Aemilia Juliana’s advocacy for girls of all social sessions via her authorship and courses, her help for the schooling of women, her efforts to ameliorate the terror and agony of pregnant and birthing girls, and her contributions to lady aid networks. In reading the occupation of a consort whose numerous actions are so good documented, this examine is helping to fill within the blanks within the documentary list of diverse consorts throughout early glossy Europe, and serves as a version for destiny study on different consorts at different courts.

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