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Women at the early modern Swedish court : power, risk, and opportunity / Fabian Persson.

Persson, Fabian, 1969- (författare)
ISBN 9789463725200
Publicerad: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2021]
Copyright: ©2021
Engelska 340 pages
Serie: Gendering the late medieval and early modern world
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  • Introduktion: WOMEN LIVING WITH POWER -- 0pportunities -- Growing interest -- Sources and the challenge of invisibility -- OUTSIDERS -- 1. Rituals of royal compassion -- Who and when --Institutionalisation -- The quality of compassion -- 2. Why be at court? -- The example of the Koenigsmarcks --- INSIDERS -- 3. All the queen's women --- The creation of the Swedish court in the sixteenth century -- The women in service -- The recruitment process -- Pay and perquisites -- Marriage - -The appeal of the court -- 4. Noblewomen crossing borders -- Change over time -- Princely women visiting and residing in Sweden --Swedish noblewomen in service abroad -- Clean break or gradual erosion? -- From melting pot to enclave -- 5. Servants of power -- Everyday power-and more -- Maids of honour as power brokers -- Everyday power-and high politics -- Power struggles on several levels -- Emerentia Duben -- Juliana Schierberg -- Anna Catharina Barfelt -- Measures of success -- 6. Left behind -- Reputational damage -- Beata Sophia Horn, trapped at court -- Ageing and unmarried -- 7. Dirt among the apples: Hierarchy and gender at court -- A Swedish Table of Ranks -- Formal hierarchies -- Royal decisiveness -- Increasing formality -- Marks of status -- Negotiating the hierarchy -- 8. A small circle with wide horizons -- Living under surveillance -- Socialised into a group -- Widening interests and attitudes -- Changes in appearance -- The best school in the world -- 9. Fumbling for power: Being a royal mistress -- A golden age of adultery -- A passing fancy -- An emotional anchor -- A lesser sort of marriage -- The extraordinary success of Karin Mansdotter -- Pimped to a King -- The role of a royal mistress -- ROYALS -- 10. The performance of a lifetime: Being queen consort -- Being foreign -- Being sociable -- Being self-assured -- Being a success -- 11. The winding road: Royal marriage negotiations -- A queen's worth -- How to pick a marriage partner -- Successful failures -- 12. The broken mirror: Gender differences in the system of royal apartments -- Mirroring apartments -- Royal apartments outside Stockholm -- Renovations -- A mirror cracked -- In-built gender -- 13. Death and beyond -- A Swedish Artemisia manquee -- Commemorating a dynasty -- Dynastic memory -- 14. The court as substitute family -- The Princess, her sister, and the need for trust -- A court of her own -- Court rather than family -- A long-lost sister -- The entertaining princess -- 15. Epilogue.


Sociala förhållanden  (sao)
Women  -- Sweden -- History. (LCSH)
Women  -- Sweden -- Social conditions. (LCSH)
Hovliv  (kao)
Courts and courtiers  (kao//eng)
Hovdamer  (kao)
Ladies-in-waiting  (kao//eng)
Makt  (kao)
Power  (kao//eng)
Hierarkier  (kao)
Hierarchies  (kao//eng)
Kvinnor  -- historia (sao)
Hovliv  -- historia (sao)
Sverige  (sao)
Sweden  -- Court and courtiers -- History. (LCSH)
Sverige  (kao)
Sweden  (kao//eng)
1500-1800  (sao)
1500-talet  (kao)
1600-talet  (kao)
1700-talet  (kao)
1800-talet  (kao)
16th century  (kao//eng)
17th century  (kao//eng)
18th century  (kao//eng)
19th century  (kao//eng)


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