By C. Castiglione
Accounting for Affection examines the multifaceted nature of early smooth motherhood by means of concentrating on the tips and techniques of Roman aristocratic moms in the course of familial clash. Illuminating new methods to the maternal and the familial hired through such ladies, it demonstrates how interventions won expanding desire in early glossy Rome.
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Love and Trust in a Seventeenth-Century Family As Anna balanced the myriad responsibilities incumbent upon the wife of the pope’s nephew, she simultaneously bore the next generation of the Barberini family. Between 1628 and 1635 she gave birth to five children – two girls and three boys. 42 Two would become clerics (Carlo and Nicolò) and one boy, Maffeo, and the surviving girl, Lucrezia, would marry. Anna fulfilled a critical obligation of bearing a sufficient number of children to carry on the lineage and to allow some children to enter clerical life and advance (as Carlo later did) at least to the cardinalate, a cherished goal on the Roman aristocratic scene.
53 The Orsini were already in financial trouble, without a male heir, and faced a number of formidable legal entanglements. 57 Marianna was certainly the greatest female litigant of the seventeenth century, with 12 cases before the Congregation of the Barons alone. 58 Whereas the Orsini brothers – Flavio and Livio – were hesitant, Marianna was decisive. Her legal acumen served the Orsini well. Marianna arranged the marriage of her sister, LouiseAngélique, to a Roman aristocrat, and she successfully advanced the career of her brother, Joseph Emmanuel de la Trémoille, in the church.
Yet Anna’s maternal dilemmas were by no means unique to her. 1 Attributed to Gabriele Renzi, Princess Anna Colonna Barberini. Courtesy of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. aristocratic mothers. 3 In medieval and early modern Europe, as in antiquity, the family ( familia, famiglia) included not only the kin group but the servants as well. 4 Anna referred to the Colonna as “la mia casa paterna” [my paternal house]. In her letters to Taddeo she referred to the Barberini as “la vostra casa” [your House].