Marguerite de Navarre: Mother of the Renaissance by Rouben C. Cholakian, Patricia F. Cholakian

By Rouben C. Cholakian, Patricia F. Cholakian

Sister to the king of France, queen of Navarre, talented author, non secular reformer, and customer of the arts—in her many jobs, Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) was once the most vital figures of the French Renaissance. during this, the 1st significant biography in English, Patricia F. Cholakian and Rouben C. Cholakian draw on her writings to supply a shiny portrait of Marguerite's private and non-private existence. liberating her from the shadow of her brother François I, they realize her monstrous effect on French politics and tradition, and so they problem traditional perspectives of her relatives relationships.

The authors spotlight Marguerite's enormous position in advancing the reason for non secular reform in France-her aid of vernacular translations of sacred works, her denunciation of ecclesiastical corruption, her founding of orphanages and hospitals, and her safeguard and defense of persecuted reformists. Had this plucky and lively lady now not been sister to the king, she could probably have ended up on the stake. even though she remained a religious catholic, her theological poem Miroir de l'âme pécheresse, a magical summa of evangelical doctrine that used to be viciously attacked via conservatives, continues to be to at the present time an enormous a part of the Protestant corpus.

Marguerite, with her brother the king, was once a key architect and animator of the sophisticated entertainments that turned the hallmark of the French courtroom. continually desirous to inspire new rules, she supported the various illustrious writers and thinkers of her time. additionally, uniquely for a queen, she used to be herself a prolific poet, dramatist, and prose author and released a two-volume anthology of her works. In reassessing Marguerite's huge, immense oeuvre, the authors exhibit the variety and caliber of her paintings past her well-known number of stories, posthumously known as the Heptaméron.

The Cholakians' groundbreaking analyzing of the wealthy physique of her paintings, which uncovers autobiographical parts formerly unrecognized through so much students, and their research of her surviving correspondence painting a existence that absolutely justifies Marguerite's sobriquet, "Mother of the Renaissance."

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