Hedwig Eleonora, Lund University, and the Learned

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As a queen, a woman in the pre-modern period could interact with the learned society in several ways, either as a learned woman, or - like Hedwig Eleonora - by patronizing and participating actively in the intellectual culture of her time as a donor, an employer, and a foundress of learned institutions. In doing this, she sometimes accentuated her personal sympathies, be they in history, theology, or education. She acted within the selfsufficient framework of the Lutheran household, oth as a mother, caring for her subjects in the realm, and in a decisive position as the authoritative representative of the deceased or juvenile father.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQueen Hedwig Eleonora and the Arts
Subtitle of host publicationCourt Culture in Seventeenth-Century Northern Europe
EditorsKristofer Neville, Lisa Skogh
Place of PublicationLondon & New York
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4724-8961-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4724-8960-9
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 30

Publication series

NameWomen and Gender in the Early Modern World
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • History
  • History of Ideas


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