Elizabeth I's Italian Letters

  • Carlo M. Bajetta

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 251-285

About this book


This is the first edition ever of the Queen’s correspondence in Italian. These letters cast a new light on her talents as a linguist and provide interesting details as to her political agenda, and on the cultural milieu of her court. This book provides a fresh analysis of the surviving evidence concerning Elizabeth’s learning and use of Italian, and of the activity of the members of her ‘Foreign Office.’ All of the documents transcribed here are accompanied by a short introduction focusing on their content and context, a brief description of their transmission history, and an English translation.


Elizabeth I Tudor England Italy literary history

Authors and affiliations

  • Carlo M. Bajetta
    • 1
  1. 1.Lingua e Letteratura IngleseUniversita della Valle d'Aosta Lingua e Letteratura IngleseAOSTAItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-44232-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-43553-8
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