Becoming a queen in early modern Europe : east and west
- Katarzyna Kosior.
- Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 
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- xii, 256 pages ; 22 cm.
- Queenship and power.
- Kosior, Katarzyna, 1975- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-249) and index.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Royal Weddings: Protocol, Identity and Emotion
- 3. Coronation: Consort to Royal Power
- 4. Political Culture and Rhetoric of Queenship
- 5. Conception, Childbirth and Motherhood: Performing a Royal Family
- 6. Conclusion.
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Queens of Poland are conspicuously absent from the study of European queenship-an absence which, together with early modern Poland's marginal place in the historiography, results in a picture of European royal culture that can only be lopsided and incomplete. Katarzyna Kosior cuts through persistent stereotypes of an East-West dichotomy and a culturally isolated early modern Poland to offer a groundbreaking comparative study of royal ceremony in Poland and France. The ceremonies of becoming a Jagiellonian or Valois queen, analysed in their larger European context, illuminate the connections that bound together monarchical Europe. These ceremonies are a gateway to a fuller understanding of European royal culture, demonstrating that it is impossible to make claims about European queenship without considering eastern Europe.
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