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La correspondance de la duchesse de Châtillon (1627-1695) : diplomatie au féminin au Grand Siècle

CREPET, ANNE-PAULINE,MARIE (2017) La correspondance de la duchesse de Châtillon (1627-1695) : diplomatie au féminin au Grand Siècle. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the rhetorical and opportunistic strategies used by the Duchess of Châtillon, a seventeenth-century female aristocrat, to negotiate both the political and the diplomatic spheres of Louis XIV’s court. This work is based on her correspondence, most of which still remains unpublished. The analysis of these strategies reveals that it was possible for some women, through the use of informal means, to have influence in the male-dominated political arena.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Keywords:diplomacy 17th century women letter-writing France
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Modern Languages and Cultures, School of
Thesis Date:2017
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:24 Mar 2017 12:09

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