Memoirs

Memoirs The memoirs of Hortense and of Marie Mancini nieces of the powerful Cardinal Mazarin and members of the court of Louis XIV represent the earliest examples in France of memoirs pu

  • Title: Memoirs
  • Author: Marie Mancini Hortense Mancini Sarah Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780226502793
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 chosThe 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.

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    1. The memoirs of Hortense and Marie Mancini are a fascinating account of the lives of women in the seventeenth-century. Both women made waves throughout Europe, and use the power of the pen to defend themselves from the rumors and scandals that kept them on the move. Both found themselves in unhappy marriages, and their quest for the recognition of their freedom to live autonomously as women is deeply moving. It highlights the successes our modern struggles have already achieved and the importance [...]

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