Noble Widows and Estate Management during the French Wars of Religion

@article{Kalas2008NobleWA,
  title={Noble Widows and Estate Management during the French Wars of Religion},
  author={Robert J. Kalas},
  journal={The Eighteenth Century},
  year={2008},
  volume={39},
  pages={357-370}
}
Recent studies of women and power in France during the sixteenth century have demonstrated that noblewomen wielded considerable political influence through patron-client relationships and through the management of their households, especially during the Wars of Religion. This article will examine the extent of noblewomen's influence and power during the religious wars by focusing on the activities of widows connected to the Selve family of Limousin. It will look at their estate management… Expand
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