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The Zenith of European Monarchy and Its Elites: The Politics of Culture, 1650-1750
     

The Zenith of European Monarchy and Its Elites: The Politics of Culture, 1650-1750

by Nicholas Henshall
 

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333613917
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/16/2010
Series:
European History in Perspective Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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'Henshall's book is distinguised by exceptionally broad geographical and cultural perspectives... [he] has written another tour de force.' - Philip Mansel, History Today

Meet the Author

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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