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By Judith P. Aikin

ISBN-10: 1472423844

ISBN-13: 9781472423849

The other halves of rulers in early glossy Europe did excess of supply heirs for his or her principalities and adornment for his or her courts. during this research, Judith Aikin examines the tremendously well-documented activities of 1 such lady, Aemilia Juliana of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1637-1706), for you to extend our realizing of the position of ruler’s consort within the small principalities attribute of Germany in this interval. Aikin explores quite a lot of writings via her topic, together with casual letters to a different lady, 1000s of devotional track texts, manuscript books either devotional and functional, and released pamphlets and books. additionally very important for this research are the performs, work, and musical works that decorated the courtroom lower than Aemilia Juliana’s patronage; the books, poems, and sermons released in her honor; and the big memorial quantity revealed and dispensed quickly after her dying. This fabric, whilst coupled with the extra scanty checklist in professional files, finds the character and scope of Aemilia Juliana’s function as complete associate within the ruling couple. one of the most vital findings in line with this facts are these regarding Aemilia Juliana’s advocacy for girls of all social sessions via her authorship and guides, her help for the schooling of ladies, her efforts to ameliorate the terror and pain of pregnant and birthing ladies, and her contributions to woman help networks. In interpreting the profession of a consort whose a variety of actions are so good documented, this research is helping to fill within the blanks within the documentary checklist of diverse consorts throughout early smooth Europe, and serves as a version for destiny learn on different consorts at different courts.

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