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The Stuart Court and Europe: Essays in Politics and Political Culture (Hardback)
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The Stuart Court and Europe: Essays in Politics and Political Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 308 Pages / Published: 28/08/1996
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This interdisciplinary 1996 collection examines the multiple ties that connected the Stuart court to Europe, and the ways in which these shaped English politics and political culture. Together, the essays demonstrate that even the domestic history of the period can only be understood fully by taking into account the international horizons, concerns and affiliations of the British ruling elite. The opening essays by Jonathan Scott develop a provocative overview of the whole period. The remaining contributions examine topics such as the European roots of common law thought; the nature of national identity; the use of visual display in conveying the grandeur of kingship; the religion of Charles II; and the role of Charles's French mistress, the duchess of Portsmouth, in English and international politics. A concluding chapter by Geoffrey Parker suggests several new avenues for placing the British Isles within a European perspective.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521554398
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Expert analysis on international themes will certainly attract many to this collection." Greg McNamara, Sixteenth Century Journal
"...readers can agree with Parker that Smuts'contributors have provided generally"excellent papers"(p. 282)on a theme of wide and enduring interest." Albion
"This has interdisciplinary dimensions and will be of interest to many students of the period, political as well as cultural." Frank T. Melton, Canadian Journal of History

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