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Queen's apprentice [electronic resource] : archduchess Elizabeth, empress María, the Habsburgs, and the Holy Roman Empire, 1554-1569 / by Joseph F. Patrouch.

Author/Creator:
Patrouch, Joseph F., 1960-
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (472 p.)
Series:
Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions ; v. 148.
Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions, 1573-4188 ; v. 148
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Subjects:
Empresses -- Holy Roman Empire -- Biography.
Nobility -- Holy Roman Empire.
Holy Roman Empire -- History -- Maximilian II, 1564-1576.
Holy Roman Empire -- Court and courtiers.
Vienna (Austria) -- Court and courtiers.
Elisabeth, of Austria, Queen, consort of Charles IX, King of France, 1554-1592.
Maria, Empress, consort of Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1528-1603.
Habsburg, House of.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book recounts the first fifteen years, early education and marriage negotiations of the Habsburg Archduchess, Elizabeth, who grew up in the Royal and Imperial Courts of Vienna and Wiener Neustadt in the latter half of the sixteenth century. It portrays life at the court of Elizabeth's mother, the Empress Maria, and describes tournaments, coronations, plays, medals, chivalric literature, music, art, sewing, and saints' lives, as well as urban contexts. Ideas of political space and travel are discussed against the settings of Prague, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Bratislava, Munich and Augsburg. Elizabeth’s story reveals specific structures of the Habsburg Courts, featuring Spanish, Austrian, Hungarian, Low Country, Italian, and Bohemian courtiers, and sets her personal story against the background of larger international events, such as the Peace of Augsburg in 1555 and the Ottoman Wars.
Contents:
Introduction : a queen in training and an empress in charge
Playing queen : in the women's court at Vienna and Wiener Neustadt, 1554-1560
Marriage negotiations and the tumultuous 1560's
Empress and imperial daughter
Wars and weddings on the horizon
Conclusions : growing up : a queen before the fact.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-433) and index.
ISBN:
1-282-95141-6
9786612951411
90-04-18358-2
OCLC:
695982181
Publisher Number:
10.1163/ej.9789004180307.i-462 DOI