The rise of female kings in Europe, 1300-1800 William Monter.

In this lively and pathbreaking book, William Monter sketches Europe's increasing acceptance of autonomous female rulers between the late Middle Ages and the French Revolution. Monter surveys the governmental records of Europe's thirty women monarchs-the famous (Mary Stuart, Elizabeth I, C...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Monter, E. William, (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Early female sovereigns in global perspective
  • Europe's female sovereigns, 1300-1800 : an overview
  • Difficult beginnings : heiresses with crowned husbands, 1300-1550
  • Female regents promote female rule, 1500-1630
  • Husbands finessed : the era of Elizabeth I, 1550-1700
  • Husbands subordinated : the era of Maria Theresa, 1700-1800
  • Ruling without inheriting : Russian empresses
  • Female rule after 1800 : constitutions and popular culture.