The Complete Correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia

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Project publications:

The Correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, Vol. I: 1603–1631, ed. Nadine Akkerman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

The Correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, Vol. II: 1632–1642, ed. Nadine Akkerman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).

The Correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, Vol. III: 1643–1662, ed. Nadine Akkerman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

 

The Complete Correspondence of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia will be the first comprehensive edition of the letters of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia. Published in three volumes by Oxford University Press, they delineate a network that included some of the most powerful statesmen and stateswomen, politicians, cardinals, archbishops, and diplomats in Denmark, England, France, Germany, the Low Countries, Scotland, and Sweden. Volumes One and Two are available now, and Volume Three will be published shortly.

Elizabeth’s correspondence, which spans more than half of the seventeenth century, from 1603 to 1662, reflects that Elizabeth was a key cultural, political, and religious figure in Early Modern Europe. Far from a passive victim of events, the “Winter Queen” was an active political and cultural agent who wielded much influence during the Thirty Years’ War and whose role as a patron of the arts contributed greatly to European court culture.