Anne of France: <I>Lessons for my Daughter</I> - Library of Medieval Women (Paperback)Sharon L. Jansen (author)
Paperback 120 Pages / Published: 15/03/2012
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Anne of France (1461-1522), daughter of Louis XI and sister of Charles VIII, was one of the most powerful women of her time. As the fifteenth century drew to a close, Anne composed a series of enseignements, "lessons", for her daughter Suzanne of Bourbon. These instructions represent a distillation of a lifetime's experience, and are presented through the portrait of an ideal princess to help her negotiate the difficult passage of a woman in the world of politics. The lessons are here translated into English for the first time and accompanied by full introduction, commentary and notes. Professor Sharon L. Jansen teaches in the Department of English, Pacific Lutheran University.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 6 mm
Offers explication for non-specialist readers but at the same time provides serious scholarship. [...] A thoughtful and informative book which offers a sympathetic reassessment of Anne. RICARDIAN The translation is well-annotated where historical and literary explanations are needed. YEAR'S WORK IN MODERN LANGUAGE STUDIES (hardback editions)
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