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Lordship, Kingship, and Empire : The Idea of Monarchy 1400-1525 (The Carlyle Lectures 1988) - J. H. Burns

Lordship, Kingship, and Empire

The Idea of Monarchy 1400-1525 (The Carlyle Lectures 1988)

Hardcover Published: 2nd July 1992
ISBN: 9780198202066
Number Of Pages: 190

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This is a study of the ideology of monarchy in late medieval Europe. In the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, European monarchies faced a series of crises and conflicts, which gave rise to intense debate as to the nature and authority of monarchy in its various forms. From such debates and polemics emerged many of the ideas that were to sustain the later confrontation between "absolutism" and "constitutionalism." Burns examines the ideas generated by various "crisis of monarchy" in France, England, the Spanish kingdoms, and what still claimed to be the "universal" monarchies of Empire and Papacy. This is a lucid and stimulating exploration of a major and previously neglected topic in the history of political thought by one of its leading historians.

Industry Reviews

`erudite but entirely approachable book of lectures' Anthony Gross, Times Higher Education Supplement 'This is a valuable contribution to the history of late medieval political thought by a mature scholar. Full and helpful footnotes.' A.C. Reeves, Ohio University, Choice, February 1993 'excellent book ... Burns's book provides much valuable information about many significant but lesser-known writers of the fifteenth century. It also stimulates further reflection on the language of medieval political discourse.' Brian Tierney, Cornell University, American Historical Review, June 1993 'an important contribution to the history of political thought ... It is astonishing to see how much has been carefully packed into a relatively short book.' Michael Wilks, Birkbeck College, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 'Burns is able to offer some valuable, if scattered, insights into fifteenth century theories' Cary J. Nederman, The Review of Politics, University of Notre Dame, Winter 1994

1. A Crisis of Monarchy?; 2. Lordship: The Problem of Dominium; 3. Lordship and Kingship: France and England; 4. The Shaping of Absolutism: Spain; 5. Monarchy: Papacy and Empire; 6. The Conciliarist Tradition and Beyond; 7. The Triumph of Monarchy?; Bibliography; Index.

ISBN: 9780198202066
ISBN-10: 0198202067
Series: Carlyle Lectures
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 2nd July 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.37