Thèse soutenue

Bibliothèques de la Renaissance : les librairies de Marguerite de Navarre, Jeanne d'Albret et Catherine de Bourbon : histoire d'un patrimoine intellectuel et spirituel

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Auteur / Autrice : Damien Plantey
Direction : Anne-Marie Cocula
Type : Thèse de doctorat
Discipline(s) : Histoire moderne et contemporaine
Date : Soutenance en 2011
Etablissement(s) : Bordeaux 3

Résumé

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To what extent three Navarre princesses partook of the library model of the literate people during the Renaissance ? Queen Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) was King François 1er only sister ; by marrying Henri d’Albret, the princess joined the double dynasty of the Foix-Navarre and Albret, well renowned for its culture since the 14th century with Gaston Fébus and heiress to a rich literary patrimony. Queen Jeanne d’Albret (1528-1572) was one of the figurehead of the century with Catherine de Medicis. Catherine de Bourbon (1559-1604) was the only sister of Henri IV, first king of France and Navarre. During a long 16th century, beginning with the discovery of the New World in 1492 and ending with the return of Béarn to France in 1620, a secular transition appeared in Navarre from the continuity of the medieval values and the appearence of news ideas and cabinets of curiosities heralding Baroque tastes. Marguerite de Navarre’s cenacle, library and cabinet achieved their most consummate form. Jeanne d’Albret developped libraries and cabinets. Around her Moorish cabinets and green arbours, Catherine de Bourbon organised a brilliant court.