Its greatest strengths are how it seamlessly overlaps the details of the many women's lives and in its compelling accounts of the somewhat lesser-known women such as Anne de Beaujeu, Marguerite of Navarre
, and Louise of Savoy.
King's sister--queen of dissent; Marguerite of Navarre
(1492-1549) and her evangelical network; 2v.
Furthermore, he recognizes the humanist poetry of Marguerite of Navarre
as one of the chief sources of the mirror imagery that influenced Calvin's theology of divine self-disclosure.
This work studies the Heptameron by Marguerite of Navarre
, sister of Francis I of France.
Written by the Queen Marguerite of Navarre
, the Heptameron has been a bestseller since its creation in the first half of the sixteenth century.
This is most apparent in her study of Seve, in which she compares his idealization of his love with the work of the religious mystic, Marguerite of Navarre
. She notes how the human and the divine have altered positions in term of cosmic references.
Barbara Stephenson refutes what she takes to be the consensus view that Marguerite of Navarre
's loving, self-abnegating, and at times intensely or overly-sexualized stance towards Francois I are part of a "lifelong subservience" to him, and that she hardly ever withstood whatever he wanted on behalf of her own, her second husband's, or her daughter's interests.
Mirroring Belief: Marguerite of Navarre
's Devotional Poetry.
In addition to his chant royal already cited, Lescarre composed another equally remarkable one, which shows how in Sceve's poetry everything fits and holds together in spite of his "eruditio inaudita & nova"  -- in spite, that is, of the incomparable richness of his text, steeped as it is in echoes of and references to Dante, Petrarch, Marot, Catullus, Virgil, Ovid, Plato, Erasmus, Marguerite of Navarre
, Jean Olivier, Sperone Speroni, and, last but by no means least, to the Bible.
Yet Marot's Lutheranism was distinctly informed by the French evangelical tradition personified by Lefevre d'Etaples and Marguerite of Navarre