The Zenith of European Monarchy and Its Elites: The Politics of Culture, 1650-1750by Nicholas Henshall
By the mid-sevententh century several European monarchies were collapsing. Focusing on a key elite bonding strategy, this new survey shows how monarchs resolved to work with, rather than against, their elites. Nicholas Henshall's synthesis offersan argument for the coherence of the period - as the height of European monarchy and its elites.
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NICHOLAS HENSHALL was formerly Head of History at Stockport Grammar School and editor of History Review magazine. His previous publications include The Myth of Absolutism (1992).
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