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HIST 358: The Remarkable Body of Marie Antoinette (HC)

History 358: The Remarkable Body of Marie Antoinette (Graham) Spring 2022

Pastoral Portrait


Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Marie Antoinette in a Chemise Dress,  1783, Kronberg, Hessische  Hausstiftung 

Source: flickr,  Art Gallery ErgsArt, Public domain.  This muslin dress was very controversial.  For a scholarly

interpretation, see Ashelford, Jane. “‘Colonial Livery’ and the Chemise à La Reine, 1779–1784.” Costume 52, no. 2 (2018): 217-39. 

Finding Background Information

This guide focuses on the topics in your course and outlines research strategies and resources for your final project.  Use the searches and linked examples as jumping off points for exploration.

The Background Information page will help in developing your research questions and understanding the broader context for your particular interest. 

Recommended Reading:  The sections within Secondary Sources list Tri-College books that Professor Graham recommends for specific topics. 

The Relevant Books page provides search examples from Tripod and links for requesting material from other libraries.  Journal Articles will give you access to scholarly articles for cultural and historical analyses.  

Primary Sources can provide more direct information from the relevant historical time period.  Using Visual Sources that relate to your project can often prompt ideas about the means of production, intended audience, and associated social and cultural meanings.