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Marie Antoinette: Writings on the Body of a Queen

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This book explores the many struggles by various individuals and groups to fix Marie Antoinette's identity and links these struggles to larger destabilizations in social, political and gender systems in pre Revolutionary and Revolutionary France. Looking at how Marie Antoinette was represented in politics, art, literature and journalism, it reveals how crucial political an ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 27th 2003 by Routledge (first published March 7th 2003)
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LH Johnson
Nov 20, 2012 LH Johnson rated it really liked it
My fascination with Marie Antoinette began with the superb Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser and led me to pick this up in my library the other day.

It's an excellent, challenging and occasionally provocative collection of essays written to address, challenge, and contradict the various facets of the construct that Marie Antoinette has become. It is very much not a linear biography.

This brave and unusual approach allows these diverse authors to discuss Marie Antoinette in a variety
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