“Dressing the Queen at the Renaissance French Court: sartorial politics”: chapter 2

Abstract : During the Renaissance, and despite religious wars and international conflicts, the French court increasingly empowered itself. The queen was closely associated with the royal dignity and dynastic prestige. This chapter addresses the dress politics and practices that regulated the appearances of the queen of France in order to display her magnificence and majesty, increasing her importance in the court. Some of these princesses were from top-tier or second-tier foreign dynasties and had to govern the realm during turbulent times. Their looks were an object of attention. The article examines how they were able to mobilise their dressing for strategic ends in terms of expression of their national identity and of their power as regents of the realm for their sons.
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Isabelle Paresys. “Dressing the Queen at the Renaissance French Court: sartorial politics”: chapter 2. Erin Griffey. Sartorial Politics in Early Modern Europe: Fashioning Women, Amsterdam University Press, pp.57-74, 2019, 9789462986008. ⟨https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789462986008/sartorial-politics-in-early-modern-europe⟩. ⟨hal-02263606⟩

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