[Read] ➵ Queen, Mother, and Stateswoman ➼ Silvia Z. Mitchell – Tbjewellers.co.uk When Philip IV of Spain died in 1665 his heir Carlos II was three years old In addition to this looming dynastic crisis decades of enormous military commitments had left Spain a virtually bankrupt sta When Philip IV of Spain died in his heir Carlos II was three years old In addition to this looming dynastic crisis decades of enormous military commitments had left Spain a virtually bankrupt state with vulnerable frontiers and a depleted army In Silvia Z Mitchell's revisionist account ueen Mother and Stateswoman Queen, Mother, Kindle - ueen Regent Mariana of Austria emerges as a towering figure at court and on the international stage while her key collaborators the secretaries ministers and diplomats who have previously been ignored or undervalued take their rightful place in historyMitchell provides a nuanced account of Mariana of Austria's ten year regency of the global Spanish Empire and examines her subseuent role as ueen mother Drawing from previously unmined primary sources including Council of State deliberations diplomatic correspondence Mariana's and Carlos's letters royal household papers manuscripts and legal documents Mitchell describes how over the course of her regency Mariana led the monarchy out of danger and helped redefine the military and diplomatic blocs of Europe in Spain's favor She follows Mariana's exile from court and recounts how the dowager ueen used her extensive connections and diplomatic experience to move the negotiations for her son's marriage forward effectively exploiting the process to regain her positionA new narrative of the Spanish Habsburg monarchy in the later seventeenth century this volume advances our knowledge of women's legitimate political entitlement in the early modern period It will be welcomed by scholars and students of ueenship women's studies and early modern Spain.
- 312 pages
- Queen, Mother, and Stateswoman
- Silvia Z. Mitchell
- 10 May 2014 Silvia Z. Mitchell