Daughter Of Venice: Caterina Corner, Queen Of Cyprus And Woman Of The Renaissance

October 6, 2015|
Daughter Of Venice: Caterina Corner, Queen Of Cyprus And Woman Of The Renaissance by Holly S. Hurlburt
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Caterina Corner, a Venetian noblewoman and the last Queen of Cyprus, led a complex and remarkable life. In 1468, Corner married King Jacques II Lusignan of Cyprus at the behest of her family, whose ambitions matched those of the Venetian republic anxious to extend its empire. In the first year of her reign, pregnant and widowed, she became regent for the kingdom. This study considers for the first time the strategies of her reign, negotiating Venetian encroachment, family pressures, and the challenges of female rule. Using previously understudied sources, such as her correspondence with Venetian magistracies, the book shows how Corner marshalled her royal authority until and beyond her forced abdication in 1489. The unique perspective of Corner’s life reveals new insights into Renaissance imperialism, politics, familial ambition, and conventions of ideal womanhood as revealed in the portraits, poetry, and orations dedicated to her.  
Holly S. Hurlburt is associate professor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Title:Daughter Of Venice: Caterina Corner, Queen Of Cyprus And Woman Of The Renaissance
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:360 pages, 9.5 X 6.75 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:360 pages, 9.5 X 6.75 X 0.98 in
Published:October 6, 2015
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300209723

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