Myth of Absolutism: Change and Continuity in Early Modern European Monarchy (BOK)

Nicholas Henshall

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Conventionally, "absolutism" in early-modern Europe has suggested unfettered autocracy and despotism -- the erosion of rights, the centralisation of decision-making, the loss of liberty. Everything, in a word, that was un-British but characteristic of ancien-regime France. Recently historians have questioned such comfortably simplistic views. This lively investigation of "absolutism" in action -- continent-wide but centred on a detailed comparison of France and England -- dissolves the traditional picture to reveal a much more complex reality; and in so doing illuminates the varied ways in which early-modern Europe was governed.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1992 Forfatter Nicholas Henshall
Forlag
Taylor & Francis
ISBN 9780582056176
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 13,9cm x 21,7cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 719 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form European history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700, Political structure & processes