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The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe Hardcover – Oct 18 2002

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  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2002 edition (Oct. 18 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312213417
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312213411
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,600,001 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This counternarrative unveils a shrouded history that is enjoyable, thoughtful, and definitely worth the read. Highly recommended."--B. Lowe, Choice

"A superb book, an incredible array of connections, an amazingly new history of the Renaissance." --Elizabeth Mazzola, Associate Professor of English, The City College of New York

About the Author

Sharon L. Jansen is Professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University.

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Despite John Knox's bitter denunciation, Mary Tudor and Mary Stuart were not "monster in nature," nor did their rule represent the sudden emergence of an unprecedented "monstrous regiment." Read the first page
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I really enjoyed this text June 30 2015
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I really enjoyed this text. It's not a popular history, nor light, by any means but very informative and good for anyone who is a student of the period. I used it to get a better grip of certain personalities during the Renaissance/Reformation period, as well as the environment in which they lived. Each location had its own particular prejudices, but learning about how these particular women dealt with their situation was very enlightening.