The Dallas Chapter of French Heritage Society invites you to “Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France” with Dr. Kathleen Wellman, SMU’s Dedman Family Distinguished Scholar of History.
Reception: 11:45 a.m. CT
Seated Luncheon: 12:00 p.m. CT
Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, including Agnès Sorel, Anne of Brittany, Catherine de Medici, Anne Pisseleu, Diane de Poitiers, and Marguerite de Valois, Gabrielle d’Estrées, and many others.
Wellman shows that women in both roles—queen and mistress—enjoyed great influence over French politics and culture, not to mention over the powerful men with whom they were involved. The book also addresses the enduring mythology surrounding these women, relating captivating tales that uncover much about Renaissance modes of argument, symbols, and values, as well as our own modern preoccupations.
Wellman holds the titles of Dedman Family Distinguished Professor and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in the History Department at Southern Methodist University.
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