Anne of France: Lessons for my Daughter
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120 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

Series: Library of Medieval Women

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Anne of France: Lessons for my Daughter

by Sharon L Jansen

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Anne of France (1461-1522) composed these lessons - presented as a portrait of an ideal princess - as guidance in negotiating the pitfalls facing a woman in the world of politics. First English translation.
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", forher 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.
"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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March 2012

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Title Details

120 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

Series: Library of Medieval Women

Imprint: D.S.Brewer