A Ruler’s Consort in Early Modern Germany: Aemilia Juliana by Judith P. Aikin

By Judith P. Aikin

The other halves of rulers in early glossy Europe did way over offer heirs for his or her principalities and adornment for his or her courts. during this examine, Judith Aikin examines the quite well-documented activities of 1 such lady, Aemilia Juliana of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1637-1706), on the way to extend our knowing of the position of ruler’s consort within the small principalities attribute of Germany in this interval. Aikin explores a variety of writings via her topic, together with casual letters to a different girl, enormous quantities 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 embellished 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 list in authentic records, unearths the character and scope of Aemilia Juliana’s position as complete companion within the ruling couple. one of the most crucial findings in accordance with this facts are these with regards to Aemilia Juliana’s advocacy for girls of all social sessions via her authorship and courses, her help for the schooling of women, her efforts to ameliorate the terror and anguish of pregnant and birthing ladies, and her contributions to girl help networks. In studying the profession of a consort whose numerous actions are so good documented, this research is helping to fill within the blanks within the documentary checklist of diverse consorts throughout early sleek Europe, and serves as a version for destiny study on different consorts at different courts.

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