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The Resurgence of Royal Power

Lesley A. Sharp

in The Sacrificed Generation: Youth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229501
eISBN:
9780520935884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229501.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the destructive effects of the oppressive policies of French colonialism on royal power. It stresses that authority demands loyalty, which is expressed through willing ... More


Heirs and Grants: Participation and Challenges

John Hudson

in Land, Law, and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206880
eISBN:
9780191677359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206880.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

With regard to land-holding, the intention was to reconcile various potentially conflicting pressures, notably the donor and donee's desire to ensure the permanence of the gift with the donor's ... More


Formative trends in tenth-century political life

Jean Dunbabin

in France in the Making 843–1180

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208464
eISBN:
9780191678028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208464.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explains much about the political history of West Francia from 888 to 987. To those historians whose interests have concentrated on the development of central institutions of government, ... More


The Late Antique Kosmos of Power

Matthew P. Canepa

in The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257276
eISBN:
9780520944572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257276.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

As a result of their diplomatic exchanges, the Roman and Sasanian courts began to display an increasingly similar visual culture of power beginning in the late third century. How and why did a global ... More


Congregation, Kirk, and Crown

J. H. Burns

in The True Law of Kingship: Concepts of Monarchy in Early-Modern Scotland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203841
eISBN:
9780191676017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203841.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The political ideas of the Congregation in the struggle which led to the establishing of the kirk contained Knoxian elements, but the arguments that were used had a broader basis and their appeal was ... 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


King and Philosopher: El villano en su rincón

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/9780300134407.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on one of Lope de Vega's most puzzling political plays—El villano en su rincon. The play revolves around the fearsome character of royal power; its uncompromising demands for ... More


Lords and Grants

John Hudson

in Land, Law, and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206880
eISBN:
9780191677359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206880.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter takes an account of the lord's participation in grants. Clearly the degree of control a lord had over his vassal's grants is a vital indication of his overall control of their lands and ... More


Introduction to the Second Edition

Jean Dunbabin

in France in the Making 843–1180

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208464
eISBN:
9780191678028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208464.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The past fifteen years have seen many French medieval historians move away from intensive regional studies and return to rather more traditional forms of political history. In part this is because by ... More


Conclusion

Michael W. McConnell

in The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power under the Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207520
eISBN:
9780691211992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207520.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter refers to the American founders as the first in the world to create a powerful, unitary, independent chief executive officer in the context of a system where the bulk of governing ... More


Marriage, Debt, and the Estates System: English Landownership, 1650-1950

John Habakkuk

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203988
eISBN:
9780191676062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203988.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Until the later 19th century the great landlords and the gentry were the central element in the social and political life of the country, and even as late as 1940, in the supreme crisis of English ... More


Did Muscovite Literary Ideology Place Limits on the Power of the Tsar (1540s–1660s)?

Daniel B. Rowland

in God, Tsar, and People: The Political Culture of Early Modern Russia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752094
eISBN:
9781501752117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752094.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter talks about Richard Pipes' publication of a sweeping and influential reinterpretation of pre-Soviet Russian political culture. It analyses Pipes' central idea that Muscovite Rus´ was a ... More


Conclusion

Jean Dunbabin

in France in the Making 843–1180

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208464
eISBN:
9780191678028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208464.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

By 1158, France existed as a kingdom in the sense that all its great princes acknowledged they held their honours in fief of Louis VII. There was a clear difference in the practical meaning of the ... More


The Politics of Gift-Exchange under the Tudors

Felicity Heal

in The Power of Gifts: Gift Exchange in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199542956
eISBN:
9780191780646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542956.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

An introductory section gives broad consideration to the relationship between gifts and royal authority in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The significance of gift-exchange is then ... More


Introduction

Julia Troche

in Death, Power, and Apotheosis in Ancient Egypt: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760150
eISBN:
9781501760174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760150.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of ancient Egypt's investment in three distinct, yet interdependent, historical areas during the third millennium BCE. These include death, and imagined ... More


Power and Egyptian Kingship

Julia Troche

in Death, Power, and Apotheosis in Ancient Egypt: The Old and Middle Kingdoms

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760150
eISBN:
9781501760174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760150.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter investigates “power,” first as a larger concept and then situated within the historical context in which the Egyptian king was the sole ideological benefactor of mortuary access. This ... More


Gallican Stirs

Joseph Bergin

in Politics of Religion in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207699
eISBN:
9780300210460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207699.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explains the ensuing politico-religious situation brought about by gallican ways of thinking after Henri IV converted to Catholicism. The nature of royal power and its authority over ... More


The Early Stuarts and Courtly Gifting

Felicity Heal

in The Power of Gifts: Gift Exchange in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199542956
eISBN:
9780191780646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542956.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

James I and Charles I continued the Tudor traditions of royal progress and New Year as occasions for gift-exchange. But neither set of ceremonial moments occupied such a central place in their ... More


Politics of Religion in Early Modern France

Joseph Bergin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207699
eISBN:
9780300210460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207699.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book looks at the interaction of politics and religion in France during the crucial years of the long seventeenth century. The book begins with the wars of religion, which proved to be longer ... More


The King’s Death, or the Meaning of a Massacre Revealed

Arlette Jouanna

in The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre: The Mysteries of a Crime of State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097553
eISBN:
9781781708880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097553.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The death of the still-young Charles IX in 1574 was greeted by very different responses from the two religious camps. For the Protestants, his lonely and painful end – he was spitting blood! – ... More


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