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Personal Monarchy

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/9780199243549.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the relationship of the Scottish parliament to the crown, which refers not only to the person who was entitled to wear this item of headgear, but also to the vehicle for 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 Origins of the English Manorial Court Rolls as a Written Record: A Puzzle

ZVI RAZI and RICHARD M. SMITH

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter offers an explanation for the shift from oral to written procedures in manorial courts in England. It argues that the proceedings of the manor court in England were recorded as a result ... More


The Musical Scene in Solo

Marc Benamou

in RASA: Affect and Intuition in Javanese Musical Aesthetics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195189438
eISBN:
9780199864232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189438.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter 1 sets the scene, providing a brief musical portrait of the city of Solo with some attention to history. Institutional (the royal court, the academies, the radio station) and noninstitutional ... More


British geography 1500–1900: an imprecise review

David N. Livingstone

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter presents an impressionistic, and thus imprecise, sketch of the history of British geography from 1500 to 1900. Over these 400 years, British geography has assumed many different forms in ... More


Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Anne Walthall (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book asks the reader to consider the lives of the mothers, wives, concubines, entertainers, attendants, officials, maids, and drudges of the dynasties of history. By offering the first ... More


Courtiers

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/9780748612987.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the royal court of the sixteenth century, which suffered from unfavourable comparisons with that of James IV and James V and with its close contemporaries in England or France, ... More


Women and the Performance of Power in Early Modern Southeast Asia

Barbara Watson Andaya

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The ritual restatement of authority so necessary to the maintenance of kingship represents a common thread in Southeast Asian history. The phrase “theater state” effectively deployed by Clifford ... More


Women in Classic Maya Royal Courts

Takeshi Inomata

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Archaeologists and students working at the Classic Maya site of Aguateca in the rain forest of Guatemala unearthed objects that Classic Maya courtiers made and used, perhaps left behind because an ... More


Women of Versailles, 1682–1789

Kathryn Norberg

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Versailles is one of the most written about palaces on earth, but we know more about the women of the palace at Edo or Aceh than we do about the ladies of Louis XIV's chateau. In France, nobles ... More


Proverbs and the Court

Stuart Weeks

in Early Israelite Wisdom

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198270072
eISBN:
9780191683879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270072.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter examines the issues that directly affect our understanding of the origins and nature of wisdom literature in Israel, looking at evidence ... More


The Women of the Court of Francis I: Wives and Mistresses, Sister and Mother

Kathleen Wellman

in Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300178852
eISBN:
9780300190656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300178852.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on Francis I, a handsome, tall, and richly attired king who epitomized the French Renaissance, and who, coming to the throne as a young man, embodied hopes for a new reign with ... More


Barry Reckord, the Race Relations Narrative, and the Royal Court Theatre

Amanda Bidnall

in West Indian Generation: Remaking British Culture in London, 1945-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940032
eISBN:
9781786944191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940032.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

“Barry Reckord, the Race Relations Narrative, and the Royal Court Theatre” shifts its analysis of the race relations narrative to the forefront of postwar London drama. Jamaican playwright—and one of ... More


Politics In An African Royal Harem: Women and Seclusion at the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria

Flora Edouwaye S. Kaplan

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter investigates the harem and the political roles played by royal wives at the Benin royal court in Nigeria. Benin resembles many early accounts of palace women in the Middle East, China, ... More


The English Medieval Common Law (to c. 1307) as a System of National Institutions and Legal Rules: Creation and Functioning

Paul Brand

in Legalism: Anthropology and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664269
eISBN:
9780191744686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664269.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on a number of aspects of the English common law during a period of just over a century between its initial creation and the first decade of the fourteenth century: the ... More


The Court of Henry III

David Carpenter

in Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207-1258

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300238358
eISBN:
9780300255508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300238358.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter assesses the court of Henry III. King Henry III was keen to impress with the magnificence of his entourage and person. Yet in one key respect his court was fundamentally different from ... More


Introducing Palace Women

Barbara Watson Andaya

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book offers a comparative view of the women who lived, worked, and served in royal courts around the globe. It discusses the importance of palaces in providing the setting for the theater of ... More


The Elizabethan Regime: Contrasts and Contacts

Diarmaid MacCulloch

in Suffolk and the Tudors: Politics and Religion in an English County 1500–1600

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229148
eISBN:
9780191678868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229148.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the differences between Queen Elizabeth I's reign and that of her predecessors. The important people who surrounded the reigning monarch are highlighted in this chapter. The ... More


Introduction

Hugh M. Thomas

in Power and Pleasure: Court Life under King John, 1199–1216

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198802518
eISBN:
9780191840791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802518.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This introductory chapter lays out the historiography and notes the major questions in the field. The chapter begins with the historiography. It then describes the book’s main goals: (1) to ... More


John’s Court in a Comparative Context: A Preliminary Sketch

Hugh M. Thomas

in Power and Pleasure: Court Life under King John, 1199-1216

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198802518
eISBN:
9780191840791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802518.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

How did John’s court compare to those of other rulers in his own period and with earlier and later courts? Variation in the quality and quantity of sources makes precision difficult. Nonetheless, ... More


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