Court Culture and the Origins of a Royalist Tradition in Early Stuart England

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In this work R. Malcolm Smuts examines the fundamental cultural changes that occurred within the English royal court between the last decade of the sixteenth century and the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642.

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Overview

In this work R. Malcolm Smuts examines the fundamental cultural changes that occurred within the English royal court between the last decade of the sixteenth century and the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The sharpest feature of this book is that it takes poetry, pictures, and architecture seriously by seeing these as major items of historical testimony. . . . An engaging and sensitive study."—American Historical Review

"Smuts's great strength is his grasp of the politics of the age. . . . At every point he is able to buttress his arguments about Charles I's 'cultural policy' by reference to Charles's social, economic, and foreign policy."—Journal of Modern History

"The book's virtues are numerous. Smuts, a historian, has read widely, pulling together much valuable information while offering intelligent insights of his own. . . . Particularly valuable is the book's emphasis on the social and factional complexity of the court and thus of the art it produced and consumed."—Sixteenth Century Journal

"Smuts's book deserves a wide readership. Provocative in the best sense of the word, it challenges the reader at every turn and offers a running commentary on possibilities for future research."—Journal of British Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812216967
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Malcolm Smuts is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is editor of The Stuart Court and Europe: Essays in Politics and Political Culture and author of Culture and Power in England, ca. 1585-1685.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Cults of Monarchy and the Wars of Religion
2 The Stuarts and the Elizabethan Legend 15
Pt. 2 The Formation of a New Court Culture
3 The Court and London as a Cultural Environment 53
4 Classical Culture and Moral Reform 73
5 The Discovery of European Art: Collecting and Patronage 117
6 The Discovery of European Art: Aesthetics and Ideas 139
7 Charles I and the Consolidation of a Court Culture 183
Pt. 3 Court Culture, Religion, and Politics in the 1630s
8 Religion 217
9 The Halcyon Reign 245
10 Epilogue: Court Culture and the Formation of a Royalist Tradition 285
Select Bibliography 293
Index 311
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