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-seventeenth century, several major European monarchies were collapsing. Battered by incessant war and religious rebellion, rulers clashed with landowners and clergy on whom they relied for territorial and spiritual support. Nicholas Henshall argues that from this crisis emerged a new deal. Monarchs reasserted traditional values and resolved to work with,

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By the mid-seventeenth century, several major European monarchies were collapsing. Battered by incessant war and religious rebellion, rulers clashed with landowners and clergy on whom they relied for territorial and spiritual support. Nicholas Henshall argues that from this crisis emerged a new deal. Monarchs reasserted traditional values and resolved to work with, rather than against, their nobles and churches.

The Zenith of European Monarchy and its Elites: The Politics of Culture, 1650–1750:

focuses on a previously neglected key elite bonding strategy

explains how a common identity was forged by erecting cultural defences against outsiders

demonstrates how the power and prestige of the ruling classes rose to unprecedented heights.

Essential reading for students and scholars of early modern European history, this fascinating new study shows how the period 1650–1750 gains a new coherence – as the pinnacle of Europe's monarchies and their elites.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333613917
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/16/2010
Series:
European History in Perspective Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
921,461
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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