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La reine martyre
Constructions identitaires dans les dernières lettres de Marie Stuart

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Autoportraits, autofictions de femmes à l’époque moderne. Savoirs et fabrique d’identité
  • Author: Winn (Colette H.)
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  • Abstract: Between the announcement of her death sentence on November 19th, 1586, and her execution on February 8th, 1587, Mary Stuart wrote ten letters, most likely unbeknownst to her guards in the Fotheringhay castle. What may have motivated Mary Stuart to devote the last hours of her life to writing letters? This paper argues that letter-writing, in which we recognize her Humanist knowledge and skills, provided her the means of constructing a favorable image of herself, thus preventing her enemies from tarnishing her memory forever.
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  • Pages: 47 to 72
  • Last edition: 2018
  • Collection: Masculine/ Feminine in Modern Europe, n° 14
  • Subcollection: XVIe siècle, n° 2

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-07236-2
  • ISSN: 2111-6970
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-07238-6.p.0047
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 03-29-2018
  • Language: French
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