Avainsana-arkisto: materiaalinen kulttuuri

Riikka-Maria Pöllä: ”Refashioning the Respectable Elite Woman in Louis XIV’s Paris – Madame de Sévigné and Ninon de Lenclos”. Lectio praecursoria 28.4.2017.

My study analyses two educated and admired elite women: Madame de Sévigné and Ninon de Lenclos. Furthermore, the study is about their self-fashioning, about their success in their performances among Parisian elite society and about the dichotomy between the reality and ideals. I refashioned the requirements of status for the respectable woman: in other words, l’honneste femme.