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The Resource Against marriage : the correspondence of la Grande Mademoiselle, edited and translated by Joan DeJean

Against marriage : the correspondence of la Grande Mademoiselle, edited and translated by Joan DeJean

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Against marriage : the correspondence of la Grande Mademoiselle
Title
Against marriage
Title remainder
the correspondence of la Grande Mademoiselle
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Joan DeJean
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "In seventeenth-century France, aristocratic women were valued by their families as commodities to be married off in exchange for money, social advantage, or military alliance. Once married, they became legally subservient to their husbands. The duchesse de Montpensier - a first cousin of Louis XIV - was one of very few exceptions, thanks to the vast wealth she inherited from her mother, who died shortly after Montpensier was born."
  • "In the daring letters presented in this bilingual edition, Montpensier condemns the alliance system of marriage, proposing instead to found a republic that she would govern, "a corner of the world in which ... women are their own mistresses," and where marriage and even courtship would be outlawed. Her pastoral utopia would provide medical care and vocational training for the poor, and all the homes would have libraries and studies, so that each woman would have "a room of her own" in which to write books."--Jacket
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1627-1693
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Montpensier, Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans
Dewey number
944/.033/0922
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English and French
LC call number
DC130.M8
LC item number
A4 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1627-1693
  • 1627-1693
  • -1689
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Montpensier, Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans
  • Montpensier, Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans
  • Motteville, Françoise de
  • DeJean, Joan E
Series statement
Other voice in early modern Europe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ladies-in-waiting
  • Marriage
  • Sex role
  • Princesses
  • Montpensier, Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans
  • Motteville, Françoise de
  • France
  • France
Label
Against marriage : the correspondence of la Grande Mademoiselle, edited and translated by Joan DeJean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-82) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49799335
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 86 pages
Isbn
9780226534923
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002007082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
Label
Against marriage : the correspondence of la Grande Mademoiselle, edited and translated by Joan DeJean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-82) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49799335
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 86 pages
Isbn
9780226534923
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002007082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits

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