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Hortense Mancini and Marie Mancini: Memoirs

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This book is in very good condition, with only a small piece missing from the top left corner and some tape residue on the back, both of which are clearly visible in the pictures. Otherwise it would be 'As New' condition. The pages are clean and have no marks.

The memoirs of Hortense (1646-1699) and of Marie (1639-1715) Mancini, nieces of the powerful Cardinal Mazarin and members of the court of Louis XIV, represent the earliest examples in France of memoirs published by women under their own names during their lifetimes. Both unhappily married-Marie had also fled the aftermath of her failed affair with the king-the sisters chose to leave their husbands for life on the road, a life quite rare for women of their day.Through their writings, the Mancinis sought to rehabilitate their reputations and reclaim the right to define their public images themselves, rather than leave the stories of their lives to the intrigues of the court-and to their disgruntled ex-husbands. First translated in 1676 and 1678 and credited largely to male redactors, the two memoirs reemerge here in an accessible English translation that chronicles the beginnings of women's rights to personal independence within the confines of an otherwise circumscribed early modern aristocratic society.

Item details

Author(s):
Mancini, Marie; Mancini, Hortense
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 cm x 23 cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226502791
ISBN-13:
9780226502793
Number of pages:
217
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press (2008)

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This book is in very good condition, with only a small piece missing from the top left corner and some tape residue on the back, both of which are clearly visible in the pictures. Otherwise it would be 'As New' condition. The pages are clean and have no marks.

The memoirs of Hortense (1646-1699) and of Marie (1639-1715) Mancini, nieces of the powerful Cardinal Mazarin and members of the court of Louis XIV, represent the earliest examples in France of memoirs published by women under their own names during their lifetimes. Both unhappily married-Marie had also fled the aftermath of her failed affair with the king-the sisters chose to leave their husbands for life on the road, a life quite rare for women of their day.Through their writings, the Mancinis sought to rehabilitate their reputations and reclaim the right to define their public images themselves, rather than leave the stories of their lives to the intrigues of the court-and to their disgruntled ex-husbands. First translated in 1676 and 1678 and credited largely to male redactors, the two memoirs reemerge here in an accessible English translation that chronicles the beginnings of women's rights to personal independence within the confines of an otherwise circumscribed early modern aristocratic society.

Author(s):
Mancini, Marie; Mancini, Hortense
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 cm x 23 cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0226502791
ISBN-13:
9780226502793
Number of pages:
217
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press (2008)

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