HL90AN: God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to the Renaissance

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

Instructor: Sean Gilsdorf
Meeting time: Wednesday, 12:00 - 2:00

God Save the QueenThis seminar will explore female rulership in Europe from the late Roman empire to the age of Elizabeth I. Discussion of varied texts and images (most of them primary sources in translation) will reveal the role of queens within their societies, their relationship to broader social and cultural institutions such as the Christian Church, and the ways in which queens were celebrated, criticized, and imagined by writers and artists of their time.