Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
The Court and Court Society in Ancient Monarchies (Hardback)
  • The Court and Court Society in Ancient Monarchies (Hardback)
zoom

The Court and Court Society in Ancient Monarchies (Hardback)

(editor)
£88.00
Hardback 374 Pages / Published: 04/10/2007
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Monarchy was widespread as a political system in the ancient world. This volume offers a substantial discussion of ancient monarchies from the viewpoint of the ruler's court. The monarchies treated are Achaemenid and Sassanian Persia, the empire of Alexander, Rome under both the early and later Caesars, the Han rulers of China and Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty. A comparative approach is adopted to major aspects of ancient courts, including their organisation and physical setting, their role as a vehicle for display, and their place in monarchial structures of power and control. This approach is broadly inspired by work on courts in later periods of history, especially early-modern France. The case studies confirm that ancient monarchies created the conditions for the emergence of a court and court society. The culturally specific conditions in which these monarchies functioned meant variety in the character of the ruler's court from one society to another.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521874489
Number of pages: 374
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

Henry VIII and the men who made him
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Written in History
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
The New Silk Roads
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
The Golden Thread
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
East West Street
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Darkening Age
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
1001 Days That Shaped Our World
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Paperback
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Bletchley Park Brainteasers
Added to basket
Belonging
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Spitfire
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Natives
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
In Our Time
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Endeavour
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.