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Naples, Napoleon, and the Origins of the Two Italies

John A. Davis

in Naples and Napoleon: Southern Italy and the European Revolutions, 1780-1860

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198207559
eISBN:
9780191716720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207559.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the decade of Napoleonic rule in southern Italy (1806-1815) in the context of earlier attempts by the Bourbon monarchy to reform the Ancien Régime Kingdom of the ... More


The German Territories, c.1648–c.1760

Joachim Whaley

in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire: Volume II: The Peace of Westphalia to the Dissolution of the Reich, 1648-1806

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693078
eISBN:
9780191732256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693078.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This section argues that absolutism is an inappropriate label to attach to the German territories. Government activity expanded in the face of the need for reconstruction after 1648 and new ideas ... More


Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Andrew Mansfield

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Andrew Michael Ramsay (1686-1743) was a Scottish Jacobite émigré who spent most of his adult life in France. His political works predominantly relied on a mixture of British and French doctrines to ... More


The political principles of Fénelon

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Archbishop Fénelon’s advocacy of liberty and the public good in Télémaque (1699) while arguing against Louis XIV’s form of sovereignty resonated strongly with many in Britain, and proved to be a ... More


The reign of Louis XIV: absolute monarchy

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the first of two contextual chapters surveying French political ideology, this begins by looking at the advent of Louis XIV’s personal rule from 1661. By assessing the king’s own views on kingship ... More


A mythical conversation: an Essay and a Vie1

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the first phase of Ramsay’s political works: the Essay de Politique (1719), Essay philosophique sur le gouvernement civil (1721) and the Vie de Fénelon (1723). It shows how ... More


: ‘An affair of the greatest concern and import’: the union Parliament and the Scottish nation

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the fateful final session of the pre-Union Scottish Parliament during which the Articles of Union were debated and voted upon. Older views that the outcome – the passing of the ... More


The Terror of Their Enemies: Kings and Nations

Ronald Schechter

in A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226499574
eISBN:
9780226499604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499604.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

According to the Divine Right theory of kingship, monarchs drew their legitimacy and characteristics from God. They therefore shared in God’s rightful power to terrify. Supporters of absolutism ... More


The Sources for Prehistory: Texts and Objects in the Eighteenth Century

Brent Maner

in Germany's Ancient Pasts: Archaeology and Historical Interpretation since 1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226592916
eISBN:
9780226593104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226593104.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Since the Renaissance, scholars had studied classical texts as sources for European prehistory. But, as this chapter shows, antiquarians in the eighteenth century began to combine their knowledge of ... More


Introduction

Cameron D. Jones

in In Service of Two Masters: The Missionaries of Ocopa, Indigenous Resistance, and Spanish Governance in Bourbon Peru

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503604315
eISBN:
9781503608382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604315.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter opens looking at the place of missions within political and philosophical structure of the Spanish empire. As Spain attempted to reform its empire in the eighteenth century in response to ... More


Aesthetics and Absolutism in The Winter’s Tale

Christopher Pye

in The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265046
eISBN:
9780823266678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265046.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A Winter’s Tale and The Tempest focus on sovereignty as a specifically early modern form, which is to say sovereignty as it is constituted in the kind of signifying universe implied by Othello. The ... More


Introduction: Removing the Royal Frame: Ghostly Images or Stately Illusions?

Alban K. Forcione

in Majesty and Humanity: Kings and Their Doubles in the Political Drama of the Spanish Golden Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300134407
eISBN:
9780300153309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300134407.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book discusses the seventeenth century—the Age of Absolutism—and refers to it as the greatest age of kings. It was a period of grandiose expansions of the royal figure and voluminous political ... More


Introduction

Fiona Price

in Reinventing Liberty: Nation, Commerce and the Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402965
eISBN:
9781474422116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402965.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The historical novel has often been defined in the terms set by Walter Scott’s fiction, as a reflection on a clear break or change between past and present. Returning to the range of historical ... More


Introduction

William D. Godsey

in The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198809395
eISBN:
9780191846793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809395.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Though weakened by recent scholarship, the paradigm of “absolutist state-building” remains embedded in the thinking about Habsburg history from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. The ... More


Critical International Theory in Historical Mode

Richard Devetak

in Critical International Theory: An Intellectual History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198823568
eISBN:
9780191862182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823568.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter recovers a neglected, namely, historical mode of theorizing in an effort to reorient critical international theory. As critical international theories have become more meta-theoretical ... More


The Idealistic View of the Universe

W. J. Mander

in Idealist Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198748892
eISBN:
9780191811548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198748892.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the way in which idealism can combat the alienation of naturalistic realism by presenting, not merely a world that makes room for value, but one in which all that exists is of ... More


Later British Reactions to Absolutism: 1690–1704

Emily Thomas

in Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198807933
eISBN:
9780191845727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807933.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers British reactions to absolutism between the 1690 publication of Locke’s Essay and the 1704 delivery of Clarke’s Boyle lectures. These reactions tended to focus on absolutism ... More


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