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The Resource Scandal and reputation at the court of Catherine de Medici, Una McIlvenna, (electronic resource)

Scandal and reputation at the court of Catherine de Medici, Una McIlvenna, (electronic resource)

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Scandal and reputation at the court of Catherine de Medici
Title
Scandal and reputation at the court of Catherine de Medici
Statement of responsibility
Una McIlvenna
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scandal and Reputation at the Court of Catherine de Medici explores Catherine de Medici's 'flying squadron', the legendary ladies-in-waiting of the sixteenth-century French queen mother who were alleged to have been ordered to seduce politically influential men for their mistress's own Machiavellian purposes. Branded a 'cabal of cuckoldry' by a contemporary critic, these women were involved in scandals that have encouraged a perception, which continues in much academic literature, of the late Valois court as debauched and corrupt. Rather than trying to establish the guilt or innocence of the accused, Una McIlvenna here focuses on representations of the scandals in popular culture and print, and on the collective portrayal of the women in the libelous and often pornographic literature that circulated information about the court. She traces the origins of this material to the all-male intellectual elite of the parlementaires: lawyers and magistrates who expressed their disapproval of Catherine's political and religious decisions through misogynist pamphlets and verse that targeted the women of her entourage. Scandal and Reputation at the Court of Catherine de Medici reveals accusations of poisoning and incest to be literary tropes within a tradition of female defamation dating to classical times that encouraged a collective and universalizing notion of women as sexually voracious, duplicitous and, ultimately, dangerous. In its focus on manuscript and early print culture, and on the transition from a world of orality to one dominated by literacy and textuality, this study has relevance for scholars of literary history, particularly those interested in pamphlet and libel culture.--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
FlBoTFG
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McIlvenna, Una
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Taylor & Francis eBooks
  • Women and gender in the early modern world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catherine de Médicis
  • French literature
  • Scandals in literature
  • Courts and courtiers in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Sex discrimination
  • Women's rights
  • Reputation
Label
Scandal and reputation at the court of Catherine de Medici, Una McIlvenna, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315607672
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction : Catherine de Medici and the myth of the 'flying squadron' -- 2. Court life and its critics : the rise in satirical literature -- 3. The dissemination of scandal : news culture in early modern France -- 4. Venomous rumours : the scandal of Isabelle de Limeuil -- 5. Word of honour : Fran©ʹoise de Rohan versus the Duke of Nemours -- 6. The triumph of the matriarch : Anne d'Este, Duchess of Guise, Duchess of Nemours -- 7. Conclusion : a re-assessment of scandal
Control code
9781315607672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781315607672
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949884517
Label
Scandal and reputation at the court of Catherine de Medici, Una McIlvenna, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315607672
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction : Catherine de Medici and the myth of the 'flying squadron' -- 2. Court life and its critics : the rise in satirical literature -- 3. The dissemination of scandal : news culture in early modern France -- 4. Venomous rumours : the scandal of Isabelle de Limeuil -- 5. Word of honour : Fran©ʹoise de Rohan versus the Duke of Nemours -- 6. The triumph of the matriarch : Anne d'Este, Duchess of Guise, Duchess of Nemours -- 7. Conclusion : a re-assessment of scandal
Control code
9781315607672
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781315607672
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949884517

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