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Conclusion

Elliot Kendall

in Lordship and Literature: John Gower and the Politics of the Great Household

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199542642
eISBN:
9780191715419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542642.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter brings together all the arguments presented in the book regarding the importance of the great household to late 14th-century England. It summarizes the political positions developed in ... More


War, Nobles, and the State

Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, and Hans Cools

in War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands 1477-1559

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207503
eISBN:
9780191708848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207503.003.015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter concludes the discussion of the nobility by drawing out the similarities and differences between the role of noblemen in war and the effects of war on noble power in England and the ... More


Conclusion

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0016
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The French nobility was acculturated to violence that coexisted with courtliness. Feuding is indelibly associated with the Middle Ages, with a culture that is opposed to modernity. But, in fact, ... More


Introduction

ALASTAIR DUNN

in The Politics of Magnate Power: England and Wales 1389-1413

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263103
eISBN:
9780191718786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263103.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter puts the book in the context of recent scholarship into the reigns of Richard II and Henry IV. It considers the sources used in the book — a range of archival material and ... More


Spaces for Musical Performance in Seventeenth-Century Roman Residences

ARNALDO MORELLI

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter investigates the locations and modes of musical performance in the residences of the nobility in seventeenth-century Rome, indicating the differences between this period and the ... More


The Maison militaire du roi and the Disintegration of the Old Regime

Guy Rowlands

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

For all the research that has been done into French politics and society in the fifty years before the Revolution, only a handful of serious studies have looked at the great noble families and the ... More


The Crisis of the Nobility at the Twilight of the Monarchy*

Michel Figeac

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The history of the French nobility has long been symptomatic with that of the Revolution, and this chapter takes a fresh look at the state of the second estate in the years preceding 1789. Confronted ... More


Buddhism and Features of the Buddhist Art of Bactria-Tokharistan

TIGRAN MKRTYCHEV

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Buddhism and the features of the Buddhist art in the Bactria-Tokharistan region of Central Asia. The findings indicate that Buddhism spread to Bactria in the Kushan period ... More


War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands 1477-1559

Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, and Hans Cools

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199207503
eISBN:
9780191708848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207503.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Historians have long debated the effects of war on state formation in early modern Europe. Did military competition increase rulers' power over their subjects and forge more modern states, or did the ... More


The Bishops: Aristocratic Vocations

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270034
eISBN:
9780191600685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270038.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Bishops were appointed by the crown, and the vast majority were drawn from the aristocracy. Connections at court were very useful for those seeking appointments, while noble families would place one ... More


Monasteries and Patrons in the Gorze Reform: Lotharingia c.850-1000

John Nightingale

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208358
eISBN:
9780191716645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208358.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book explores the prominent role of monasteries in the early medieval period and their relationship to the nobility in Lotharingia throughout the 9th and 10th centuries. It focuses on the ... More


Aristocracy about 1760: Theory and Practice

R. R. Palmer

in The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161280
eISBN:
9781400850228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161280.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the prevailing notion in the eighteenth century that nobility was a necessary bulwark of political freedom. Whether in the interest of a more open nobility or of a more closed ... More


Landownership in Eastern Germany Before the Great War: A Quantitative Analysis

Scott M. Eddie

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198201663
eISBN:
9780191718434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201663.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The big landlords of eastern Germany have loomed large in Germany's history, but the absence of official statistics on land ownership has left their position and identity confined mostly to folklore, ... More


Nobles

Matthew Rendle

in Defenders of the Motherland: The Tsarist Elite in Revolutionary Russia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236251
eISBN:
9780191717154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236251.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Russian nobility from February to late summer 1917. Initially, the nobility played a prominent role in national and local government, and this was something that its main ... More


Czech, German, and Noble: Status and National Identity in Habsburg Bohemia

Rita Krueger

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195323450
eISBN:
9780199869138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195323450.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines the intellectual ideas and political challenges that inspired patriotic activity among the Bohemian nobility, the infusion of national identity into public and institutional life, ... More


The Damnable Covenant 1

David George Mullan

in Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269977
eISBN:
9780191600715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269978.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The National Covenant (28 February 1638) once again bound the country to God to withstand all innovations in church and state, and under the wave of Presbyterian nationalism, which followed those who ... More


Political and National Divinity

David George Mullan

in Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269977
eISBN:
9780191600715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269978.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Presbyterianism favoured limited monarchy, rejecting any form of human absolutism in state, church, and family. However, in the period covered by this book, they were generally political ... More


Between Power and Impotence: Social Role and Social Fantasies

Stephen Haliczer

in Between Exaltation and Infamy: Female Mystics in the Golden Age of Spain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195148633
eISBN:
9780199869923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148630.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Unlike most women in Spanish society, women mystics achieved some recognition and were frequently consulted by the nobility. ‘Approved’ mystics tended to have greater access to male aristocracy, ... More


Human Beings

Ingo Gildenhard

in Creative Eloquence: The Construction of Reality in Cicero's Speeches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199291557
eISBN:
9780191594885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291557.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on how Cicero constructs specific human beings and human ‘types’, to which individuals are assigned. It first discusses the factors that underwrote the constitution and ... More


The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Julian Goodare

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book shows how Scotland was governed during the transition from Europe's decentralised medieval realms to modern sovereign states. The expanding institutions of government — crown, parliament, ... More


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