Abstract

This article deals with the contradictions imposed on Landgräfin Karoline of Hessen-Darmstadt, as the "Great Landgräfin" was torn between two completely different aims: to save her dynasty by means of her marriage politics; or to proceed in self-enlightenment by writing and reading, especially the philosophers of her time.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 554-574
Launched on MUSE
2004-11-22
Open Access
No
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