The Zenith Of European Monarchy And Its Elites: The Politics Of Culture, 1650 1750

Author: Nicholas Henshall
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  • : $10.00(AUD)
  • : 9780333613917
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
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  • : February 2010
  • : 58.0
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  • : Nicholas Henshall
  • : Paperback
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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 offers an argument for the coherence of the period - as the height of European monarchy and its elites.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements.- Preface.- Introduction.- Key Themes of Elite Culture.- The Cultural Construction of Elite Identity.- Basic Agendas: Political Culture, Religion and 'Science'.- Media and Messages: The Arts.- The End of an Age: The Mid-Eighteenth Century.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Bibliography.- Index.