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The Routledge History of Monarchy

Edited by: Elena Woodacre , Lucinda H.S. Dean , Chris Jones , Russell E. Martin , Zita Eva Rohr

Print publication date:  June  2019
Online publication date:  June  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138703322
eBook ISBN: 9781315203195
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The Routledge History of Monarchy draws together current research across the field of royal studies, providing a rich understanding of the history of monarchy from a variety of geographical, cultural and temporal contexts.

Divided into four parts, this book presents a wide range of case studies relating to different aspects of monarchy throughout a variety of times and places, and uses these case studies to highlight different perspectives of monarchy and enhance understanding of rulership and sovereignty in terms of both concept and practice. Including case studies chosen by specialists in a diverse array of subjects, such as history, art, literature, and gender studies, it offers an extensive global and interdisciplinary approach to the history of monarchy, providing a thorough insight into the workings of monarchies within Europe and beyond, and comparing different cultural concepts of monarchy within a variety of frameworks, including social and religious contexts.

Opening up the discussion of important questions surrounding fundamental issues of monarchy and rulership, The Routledge History of Monarchy is the ideal book for students and academics of royal studies, monarchy, or political history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Understanding the mechanisms of monarchy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The ‘wise king’ topos in context Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The biblical king solomon in representations of western european medieval royalty  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Regal power and the royal family in a thirteenth-century Iberian legislative programme Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Personal union, composite monarchy and ‘multiple rule’ Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Dynastic succession in an elective monarchy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Dei gratia and the ‘divine right of kings’ Download PDF
Chapter  8:  A case study of pre-modern Islamic monarchy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Contemporary kingship in Muslim Arab societies in comparative context Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Faith, power and charity Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The nation as a ritual community Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The nationalization and mediatization of European monarchies in times of sorrow Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A useless ceremony of some use Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Negotiating with the neighbours Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Early modern monarchy and foreign travel Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Kingship and masculinity in renaissance portugal (fifteenth and sixteenth centuries) Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Royal representations through the father and warrior figures in early modern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Chasing St Louis Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Raising royal bodies Download PDF
Chapter  20:  In pursuit of social allies Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Clothing royal bodies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Anticipatory association of the heir in early modern Russia Download PDF
Chapter  23:  From a Salic law to the Salic law Download PDF
Chapter  24:  A family affair Download PDF
Chapter  25:  What’s in a name? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Female pharaohs in ancient Egypt Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Neither heir nor spare Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Harem politics Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Child kings and guardianship in north-western Europe, c.1050–c.1250 Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Creating chiefs and queen mothers in Ghana Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Depositions of monarchs in northern european kingdoms, 1300–1700 Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Male consorts and royal authority in the Crusader states Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Kings and nobles on the fringes of Christendom Download PDF
Chapter  34:  For better or for worse Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Tudor monarchy of counsel and the growth of reason of state Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Ruling emotions Download PDF
Chapter  37:  From galanterie to scandal Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Queen Min, foreign policy and the role of female leadership in late nineteenth-century Korea Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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