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Anna of Denmark

The material and visual culture of the Stuart courts, 1589–1619

By Jemma Field

Anna of Denmark

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4249-8
  • Pages: 272
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: June 2020
  • BIC Category: DESIGN / General, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Stuart Era (1603-1714), The arts / History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800, Biography: Royalty, Society & social sciences / Material culture, Humanities / Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Royalty
  • Series: Studies in Design and Material Culture

Description

Approaching the Stuart courts through the lens of the queen consort, Anna of Denmark, this study is underpinned by three key themes: translating cultures, female agency and the role of kinship networks and genealogical identity for early modern royal women. Illustrated with a fascinating array of objects and artworks, the book follows a trajectory that begins with Anna's exterior spaces before moving to the interior furnishings of her palaces, the material adornment of the royal body, an examination of Anna's visual persona and a discussion of Anna's performance of extraordinary rituals that follow her life cycle. Underpinned by a wealth of new archival research, the book provides a richer understanding of the breadth of Anna's interests and the meanings generated by her actions, associations and possessions.

Contents

Introduction
1 Contexts and networks
2 Court places and spaces
3 Collecting and display
4 Jewellery and apparel
5 Representation and self-fashioning
6 Ritual and ceremonial
Conclusion
Index

Author

Jemma Field is Associate Director of Research at the Yale Center for British Art

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