Sarah Hanley (NHC Fellow, 1990–91)

Project Title

The Engendered State: Family Formation and State Building in Early Modern France

University of Iowa

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1990–91

Sarah Hanley wrote seven chapters of The Engendered State: Society, Gender, and Politics in Early Modern France and completed revisions of Le Lit de Justice des Rois de France, published by Aubier-Montaigne in 1991. She published "The French Constitution Revised: Representative Assem-blies and Resistance Right in the Sixteenth Century," a chapter in Society and Institutions in Renaissance and Early Modern France (1991). Her essay, "Engendering the State: Family Formation and State Building in Early Modern France," received the William Koren Prize for the best article in a Euro-pean, Canadian, or American journal, as well as honorable mention in the Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize competition for the best articles on early modern Europe.