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dc.contributor.editorGilleir, Anke
dc.contributor.editorDefurne, Aude
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-02T09:34:07Z
dc.date.available2020-12-02T09:34:07Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.isbn9789461663511en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9789462702479en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43135
dc.description.abstractWhat is the gender of political power ? What happens to the history of sovereignty when we reconsider it from a gender perspective ? Political sovereignty has been a major theme in European thought from the very beginning of intellectual reflection on community. Philosophy and political theory, historiography, theology, and literature and the arts have, often in dialogue with one another, sought to represent or recalibrate notions of rule. Yet whatever covenant was imagined, sovereign rule has consistently been figured as a male prerogative While in-depth studies of historical women rulers have proliferated in the past decades, these have not systematically explored how all women rulers throughout the entirety of European culture have had to operate in a context that could not think power as female – except in grotesque terms. Strategic Imaginations demonstrates that this constitutive tension can only be brought out by studying women’s political rule in a comparative and longue durée manner. The book offers a collection of essays that brings together studies of female sovereignty from the Polish-Lithuanian to the British Commonwealth, and from the Middle Ages to the genesis of modern democracy. It addresses historical figures and takes stock of the rich yet unsettling imagination of female rule in philosophy, literature and art history. For all the variety of geographical, social, and historical contexts it engages, the book reveals surprising resonances between the strategies women rulers used and the images and practices they adopted in the context of an all-pervasive skepticism toward female rule.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups::JFSJ1 Gender studies: womenen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & governmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBF Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBD Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800en_US
dc.subject.othergenderen_US
dc.subject.otherpolitical historyen_US
dc.subject.othercultural historyen_US
dc.subject.otherliteratureen_US
dc.subject.otherart historyen_US
dc.titleStrategic Imaginationsen_US
dc.title.alternativeWomen and the Gender of Sovereignty in European Cultureen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11116/9789461663504en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy91436d3b-fb9a-45e9-8a57-08708b92dcdaen_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy608fbdcb-bd0a-4d50-9a26-902224692f76en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.pages310en_US
oapen.place.publicationLeuvenen_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: KU Leuven Fund for Fair Open Access


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