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Accounting for affection : mothering and politics in early modern Rome, Caroline Castiglione

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Accounting for affection : mothering and politics in early modern Rome
Title
Accounting for affection
Title remainder
mothering and politics in early modern Rome
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Caroline Castiglione
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Language
eng
Summary
Mothering in the western world has come to be viewed as a highly politicized activity. What mothers do (or fail to do) is publicly debated and considered a measure by which political ideologies are legitimated. While this is often thought to be a product of modernity, its roots and its consequences were already evident in early modern Rome, where an elective monarchy created a politically fluid situation in which aristocratic women played critical roles in advancing their families' interests. Accounting for Affection analyzes the symbiotic evolution of politics and mothering in Rome, where women did not hesitate to turn to the expanding judicial system during familial disputes. By examining women's legal activities, their letters, and their daily routines of caring for children, Caroline Castiglione recovers the connections between the political and the maternal. During family conflicts, a woman remained a family advocate (mater litigans) and the propagator of the dynasty of which she was a controversial part. Against the model of absolutist familial rule by men, aristocratic women proposed a consortium of interests model for the family. Such women praised the merits of love and raised maternal affection to the standard for all family members' behavior. From the religious controversies of their day, they crafted a domestic theology in which the wishes of all children had to be considered. Accounting for Affection illuminates the multifaceted nature of early modern motherhood, tracing the porous boundaries between the political, legal, religious, and medical activities of mothers in early modern Rome.--
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Castiglione, Caroline
Dewey number
306.850945632
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early modern history: society and culture
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  • Families
  • Mothers
  • Rome (Italy)
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Accounting for affection : mothering and politics in early modern Rome, Caroline Castiglione
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
1. Practicing Motherhood When the Definition of 'Family' is Ambiguous: Anna Colonna and the Barberini Dynasty, 1627-1647 2. The Interests Common to Us All: Olimpia Giustiniani on the Governing of the Roman Aristocratic Family 3. At the Nexus of Impossibility: The Medical and the Maternal in Seventeenth-Century Rome 4. Ippolita's Wager: Letting Daughters Decide in the Early Eighteenth Century 5. Extravagant Pretensions: The Triumph of Maternal Love in the World of Rome Conclusion Appendices Bibliography
Control code
FIEb17725380
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780230203310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)900332687
Label
Accounting for affection : mothering and politics in early modern Rome, Caroline Castiglione
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
1. Practicing Motherhood When the Definition of 'Family' is Ambiguous: Anna Colonna and the Barberini Dynasty, 1627-1647 2. The Interests Common to Us All: Olimpia Giustiniani on the Governing of the Roman Aristocratic Family 3. At the Nexus of Impossibility: The Medical and the Maternal in Seventeenth-Century Rome 4. Ippolita's Wager: Letting Daughters Decide in the Early Eighteenth Century 5. Extravagant Pretensions: The Triumph of Maternal Love in the World of Rome Conclusion Appendices Bibliography
Control code
FIEb17725380
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 315 pages
Isbn
9780230203310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)900332687

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