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Title Portraits of the queen mother : polemics, panegyrics, letters / Catherine de Médicis and others ; translation and study by Leah L. Chang and Katherine Kong
Published Toronto : Iter Inc. : Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xi, 283 pages) : colour illustrations
Series The other voice in early modern Europe. The Toronto series ; 35
Other voice in early modern Europe. Toronto series ; 35.
Contents Intro -- Cover -- Title Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Letters of Catherine de Médicis, Selections -- Relazioni of the Venetian Ambassadors on the Affairs of France in the Sixteenth Century, Selections -- Marvelous Discourse on the Life, Actions, and Deportment of Catherine de Médicis, Queen Mother (1576), Selections -- Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de Brantôme, "Second Discourse on the Queen, Mother of Our Last Kings, Catherine de Médicis," Selections. From Book of Ladies, Poetry, and Funerary Writings -- Appendix
"Letters of Naturalization for Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino, and Catherine, His Daughter" -- "Copy of Letters Sent to the Queen Mother by One of Her Servants after the Death of the Late King Henri II" -- An Alarm for the French and Their Neighbors. Composed by Eusèbe Philadelphe Cosmopolite, in the Form of Dialogues, Selections -- The Tocsin, against the Slaughterers and Perpetrators of Confusion in France (1577), Selections -- Oration Given at the Funeral Rites of the Queen Mother of the King by Monsieur Renaud de Beaune, Selections -- Etienne Pasquier on the Death of the Queen Mother
Notes Translated from the French
"Portraits of the Queen Mother brings together selected texts contemporary to Catherine's queenship including ambassadorial reports, polemical pamphlets, and panegyric biography, alongside Catherine's own letters to show how the authority of this queen was carefully constructed and challenged through several important textual genres of the period."--Page 2
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-267) and index
Notes Translated from the French
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ITER, viewed January 28, 2020)
Subject Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589 -- Correspondence
Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589
Queens -- France -- Biography
Mothers -- France -- Biography
Politics and government
France -- Politics and government -- 16th century -- Sources
Genre/Form Electronic books
Personal correspondence
Form Electronic book
Author Chang, Leah Redmond, 1973- translator
Kong, Katherine, translator.
Catherine de Médicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589. Correspondence. Selections. English
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, issuing body.
Iter (Toronto, Ont.), issuing body.
LC no. 2015301173
ISBN 0772721734