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Kingship and Propaganda: Royal Eloquence and the Crown of Aragon c.1200-1450

Suzanne F. Cawsey

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199251858
eISBN:
9780191719073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251858.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Crown of Aragon in Spain was a rapidly expanding and powerful political unit with an original form of representative government. Throughout this ... More


Traditional Local Government

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter looks at traditional local government institutions in Scotland, notably the sheriff, baron, and regality courts controlled by the nobility. These courts gained some new powers but mainly ... More


Violence and Royal Authority in the Seventeenth Century

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/9780199290451.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Unlike his predecessor, King Henri IV of France was a man whom even his enemies could respect; a fearless warrior and bon viveur who placed politics above religious scruple. Indeed after the final ... More


Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

David T. Bialock

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

After The Tale of Genji (c.1000), the greatest work of classical Japanese literature is the historical narrative The Tale of the Heike (13th–14th centuries). In addition to opening up fresh ... More


The Emergence of Private Petitions

GWILYM DODD

in Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202805
eISBN:
9780191708015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202805.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the origins and early history of the private petition, focussing on the final two decades of the late 13th century. The chapter is split into two subsections: the first ... More


God and Politics in Muscovy

G. M. Hamburg

in Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300113136
eISBN:
9780300224191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113136.003.0002
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter discusses the early history of Russian thinking about faith and politics. It first considers a number of important Old Russian texts bearing on the problem of social justice and ... More


Reimagining late Heian and Early Medieval Space

in Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how changes in the conceptualization of defilement over the course of the late Heian and early medieval periods transformed the character of ritual space which ultimately ... More


Magistrates

Keith M. Brown

in Noble Power in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612987
eISBN:
9780748653546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612987.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses Scottish nobility which exercised private justice. It notes that private jurisdiction was less common and less powerful in Sweden, Castile, northern Italy, and England, but ... More


“Shewe Us Your Mynde Then”: Bureaucracy and Royal Privilege in Skelton's Magnyfycence

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that John Skelton's Magnyfycence was a response to the bureaucratization of royal authority under the early Tudors. Traditionally read as a warning about excessive expenditure in ... More


Recovering the Daoist Text

in Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Daoist ritual and symbolic practices as they relate to an earlier conception of royal authority, including ideas centered on immortality. It analyzes the bearing of these ritual ... More


The Apocryphal History of Kiyomori

in Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the The Tale of the Heike as an apocryphal history of Taira no Kiyomori. It focuses on the episodes about Kiyomori's kaburo who served as his spies, the identification of ... More


The Yin and the Yang of Power

in Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the role of the yin-yang in providing the constructive elements that define ancient Japanese principles of kingship. It analyzes how yin-yang contributed to the symbolic ... More


Confrontation: The Irish campaign of 1534–1535 and its consequences

Steven G. Ellis

in Tudor Frontiers and Noble Power: The Making of the British State

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201335
eISBN:
9780191674853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201335.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the Irish campaign of 1534–5 and its consequences. The Tudor policy towards the borders was much more interventionist in the aftermath of the crisis than it had been before. In ... More


Alexander Spotswood: Architect of Empire

Stephen Saunders Webb

in Marlborough's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178593
eISBN:
9780300182606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178593.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

Colonel Alexander Spotswood, the royal lieutenant governor of Virginia and architect of empire, was obsessed with both foreign and domestic security. Spotswood's imperial program was hindered by a ... More


A Rule for Children and Other Writings

Jacqueline Pascal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226648316
eISBN:
9780226648347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648347.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Jacqueline Pascal (1625–1661) was the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun at the Jansenist Port–Royal convent in France. She was also a prolific writer who argued for the spiritual rights of women and ... More


Making a Manly Impression: The Image of Kingship on Scottish Royal Seals of the High Middle Ages

Cynthia J. Neville

in Nine Centuries of Man: Manhood and Masculinity in Scottish History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403894
eISBN:
9781474430951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403894.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

A central aspect of the growing sophistication of government in thirteenth-century Scotland was the crown’s use of written deeds authenticated with the great seal as instruments through which to ... More


Royal inquests and the power of noblewomen: the Rotuli de Dominabus et Pueris et Puellis de XII Comitatibus of 1185

Susan M. Johns

in Noblewomen, Aristocracy and Power in the Twelfth-Century Anglo-Norman Realm

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063046
eISBN:
9781781700280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063046.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter investigates the 1185 Rotuli de Dominabus et Pueris et Puellis de XII Comitatibus in order to consider the way that royal authority and the law shaped the experience of noblewomen, but ... More


Rex Puer: Coronation Plans and Associative Kingship, 1161–1163

Matthew Strickland

in Henry the Young King, 1155-1183

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215519
eISBN:
9780300219555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215519.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the coronation plans for Henry the Young King as a monarch during the period 1161–1163. It begins with Henry II and Eleanor's decision to entrust young Henry to the charge of ... More


Reconstructing Early Modern Notions of Legal Pluralism

Richard J. Ross and Philip J. Stern

in Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771167
eISBN:
9780814708316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771167.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the diverse intellectual traditions that informed Europeans' thinking and writing about legal pluralism. More specifically, it reconstructs some of the ideological frameworks, ... More


The Politics of Consent (i): politia saecularis

Francis Oakley

in The Watershed of Modern Politics: Law, Virtue, Kingship, and Consent (1300-1650)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300194432
eISBN:
9780300213799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194432.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines three factors that could be attributed to the survival of monarchy in England. The first of these was the appeal to the notion of the “ancient constitution”—the sacrosanct ... More


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