The Resource The myth of absolutism : change and continuity in early modern European monarchy, Nicholas Henshall

The myth of absolutism : change and continuity in early modern European monarchy, Nicholas Henshall

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The myth of absolutism : change and continuity in early modern European monarchy
Title
The myth of absolutism
Title remainder
change and continuity in early modern European monarchy
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Henshall
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Henshall, Nicholas
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JC375
LC item number
.H46 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Despotism
  • Monarchy
  • Monarchy
  • Absolutisme
  • Monarchie
  • Politieke macht
  • Absolutismus
  • Despotisme
  • Monarchie
  • Monarchie
  • Monarchie
  • Absolutisme
  • Monarchie
  • Politieke macht
  • Despotism
  • Monarchy
  • France
  • Great Britain
Label
The myth of absolutism : change and continuity in early modern European monarchy, Nicholas Henshall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Valois and early Bourbons. Medieval inheritances -- Decentralised corporations -- Agents of centralisation -- Collapse and recovery -- Richelieu -- The Fronde -- 2. Louis XIV reassessed. Royal authority -- The court of the Sun King - a cliche re-examined -- Instruments of absolutism? -- Patrons, brokers and clients -- The elite -- Instruments of self-government -- 3. A high road to revolution? Faction and ideology -- Despotism or consent? A formative minority -- Louis XV and Louis XVI -- The wages of despotism -- The dominance of court faction -- 4. France and England: absolutism versus limited monarchy? Monarchs -- Courtiers -- Despots -- Bureaucrats -- Aristocrats -- 5. France and England: absolutism versus parliamentary liberties? Parliaments, estates and parlements -- 1688: the great divide? -- Economic and fiscal policy -- Civil liberties -- 6. A Theory of absolutism? Problems of evidence -- The concept of the state -- Theories of royal sovereignty -- Bodin and absolutist theory -- Two spheres of royal authority -- Absolutist legislative and emergency power? -- Absolutist versus constitutional ideologies? -- Divine right absolutism? -- Conclusions -- 7. Royal prerogatives and their context. Personal monarchy -- Prerogatives and their justification -- The main prerogatives -- Agents of the prerogative -- Prerogative enthroned -- Prerogative dethroned -- Conclusions -- 8. Liberties and consent. Monarchs and despots -- The rituals of consent -- Estates: crushed or co-operating? -- Conflict -- Enlightened despotism -- 9. Life-cycle of a myth. Birth -- Childhood -- Adolescence -- Maturity -- Senility
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 245 p.
Isbn
9780582056183
Isbn Type
(CSD)
Lccn
91044483
Other physical details
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)25025035
  • (OCoLC)ocm25025035
Label
The myth of absolutism : change and continuity in early modern European monarchy, Nicholas Henshall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Valois and early Bourbons. Medieval inheritances -- Decentralised corporations -- Agents of centralisation -- Collapse and recovery -- Richelieu -- The Fronde -- 2. Louis XIV reassessed. Royal authority -- The court of the Sun King - a cliche re-examined -- Instruments of absolutism? -- Patrons, brokers and clients -- The elite -- Instruments of self-government -- 3. A high road to revolution? Faction and ideology -- Despotism or consent? A formative minority -- Louis XV and Louis XVI -- The wages of despotism -- The dominance of court faction -- 4. France and England: absolutism versus limited monarchy? Monarchs -- Courtiers -- Despots -- Bureaucrats -- Aristocrats -- 5. France and England: absolutism versus parliamentary liberties? Parliaments, estates and parlements -- 1688: the great divide? -- Economic and fiscal policy -- Civil liberties -- 6. A Theory of absolutism? Problems of evidence -- The concept of the state -- Theories of royal sovereignty -- Bodin and absolutist theory -- Two spheres of royal authority -- Absolutist legislative and emergency power? -- Absolutist versus constitutional ideologies? -- Divine right absolutism? -- Conclusions -- 7. Royal prerogatives and their context. Personal monarchy -- Prerogatives and their justification -- The main prerogatives -- Agents of the prerogative -- Prerogative enthroned -- Prerogative dethroned -- Conclusions -- 8. Liberties and consent. Monarchs and despots -- The rituals of consent -- Estates: crushed or co-operating? -- Conflict -- Enlightened despotism -- 9. Life-cycle of a myth. Birth -- Childhood -- Adolescence -- Maturity -- Senility
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 245 p.
Isbn
9780582056183
Isbn Type
(CSD)
Lccn
91044483
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25025035
  • (OCoLC)ocm25025035

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