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By Maria Luisa Lopez-vidriero

Based at the Panizzi Lectures given within the British Library in November 2004, The Polished Cornerstones of the Temple examines the effect of women's academic initiatives on lady interpreting and e-book accumulating within the royal courts of the eighteenth century.

Because monarchs are overseas figures who additionally supply a behaviour-model for his or her nationwide topics; they make first-class case-studies for looking at specific nationwide styles in the wider context of ecu written tradition. the most a part of the examine is dedicated to exploring the libraries of 2 queens: Caroline of Ansbach (1638-1727), spouse of George II, and Elizabeth Farnese (1692-1766), spouse of Philip V. via evaluating and contrasting their nice collections, writer Maria Luisa Lopez-Vidriero strikes past Protestant-Catholic highbrow and non secular alterations and starts off to outline a ecu eighteenth-century lady literary canon.


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Polished Cornerstones of the Temple: Queenly Libraries of the Enlightenment

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Elizabeth Farnese (1692-1766) also receives praise for her innate virtues, strengthened by her Catholic education: Pope Clement XI congratulates Philip V on the wisdom of taking as his second wife Elizabeth, who was cousin of the emperor of Austria and daughter of Sophie Dorothea, the Princess Palatine, a leader of the strictest Catholicism. crusade belligerently against the Protestantism of the House of Hanover and for the House of Stuart, whose representatives were the Catholic candidates for the throne of England after the death of Queen Anne, the first proof of her mettle is strictly political.

Second, the adaptation of a Protestant educational text to a Catholic mentality. D'Arconville introduced changes to make the customs or expressions fit in with those of France and to avoid confrontation between the two ways of thinking. She advises those who can to read the original. In manuscript and translated into English as Treatise on the Education if Girls, Caroline owned the text of the Marquise de Lambert, an earlier work than Halifax's, differentiated by the literary critics of the age as generic and confessional approaches to the education of young women.

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