Femmes à la Cour de France

Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives

Femmes à la cour de France. Charges et fonctions (XVe – XIXe siècle), ed. Caroline zum Kolk, Kathleen Wilson-Chevalier (Villeneuve d’Ascq, Septentrion, 2018), ISBN-102757423614, will soon be published.

This collective volume on women at the French court in the early modern period includes studies in English and French languages on noblewomen, their households, official and family roles, women and court politics, motherhood and parenting, mistresses and sexuality.

I contributed an essay on “« Je ne vis jamais cette cour plus pleine de tourment » : Montmorency Women and Confessional Politics at Court during the French Wars of Religion,” to the volume.

Historians of early modern women, gender, and sexuality will be interested in this volume, as will historians of the French court and early modern France.

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