The androgyne in early modern France : contextualizing the power of gender
- Marian Rothstein.
- Rothstein, Marian, 1944-
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
- First edition.
Where to find it
Based on sources in Genesis and Plato's Symposium , the androygyne during Early Modern France was a means of expressing the full potential of humans made in the image of God. This book documents and comments on the range of references to the androgyne in the writings of poets, philosophers, courtiers, and women in positions of political power.
The sources of the androgyne -- On functional gender -- Picturing the androgyne -- Literary manifestations of the androgyne -- On famous women and the androgyne -- The political androgyne -- Part I: Anne de Bretagne (1477-1514) and her four marriages -- Part II: Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549), the King's Lieutenant -- Part III: Catherine de Médicis (1519-1589), Queen Mother and widowed Queen -- Part IV: Jeanne d'Albret (1528-1572), Prince of Navarre -- By way of conclusion.