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Murder and Monarchy : Regicide in European History, 1300-1800 - Robert von Friedeburg

Murder and Monarchy

Regicide in European History, 1300-1800

By: Robert von Friedeburg (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th October 2004
ISBN: 9781403934550
Number Of Pages: 307

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This volume provides the first comprehensive treatment of regicide in Britain and Europe from the Middle Ages to 1800 (1300-1800). Using case studies of physical assaults on kings and on members of royal families, major changes and continuities in the meaning and nature of monarchy across periods and societies are brought to light. The volume ranges from Gothic kingship to the transformation of monarchy within the emerging modern constitutional context of the American and French Revolutions. The introduction and the contributions of fifteen leading senior scholars from England, Scotland, France, the Netherlands and Germany combine cutting edge research with authoritative synthesis on the changing relationship between monarchy and society in medieval and early modern Europe.

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'This thought-provoking volume ranges far beyond regicide to encompass deposition, and, especially in Robert von Friedeburg's impressively learned introduction, the larger context of political thought, including the notion of citizenship, the relationship of state and monarchy, and the desire to enforce government accountability.' - Ralph Houlbrooke, University of Reading, Mortality

Conceptual Questions
Monarchy in Historical Perspective
Office and Monarchy in European Thought
Early Medieval Kings And The Making Of Monarchy
Murdering Kings in the Visigothic Kingdoms
The Birth of Monarchy out of Violent Death: Transformations in Kingship from Late Antiquity to the Tenth-Century
Chivalry, Church And The Establishment Of Monarchy
Rebellion and Chivalry in the Anglo-Plantagenet World
Murdering the Anointed
Rex Inutilis: The Defence Of Monarchy Against Its Kings In Late Medieval Europe
Thirteenth- to Fifteenth-Century England
Fifteenth-Century France
Providing Restraint: The Legal and Social Framework
'New Monarchy' - 'New Monarchs'? The Punishment Of Tyrants, Idolaters, Heretics And Traitors
Scotland in the Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Centuries (1437-1587)
Tudor Monarchy and the Execution of Mary Stuart
The French Monarchy and the Assassination of Henry III
Religious Turmoil And The Defence Of Order By Monarchical Means
The French Monarchy 1590s-1730s
Stuart Monarchy and the Case of the Regicide
The Transition Of Monarchy: Old And New Solutions At The Dawn Of A New Age
The Russian and Swedish Monarchy During the Eighteenth-Century
The Breakdown of the Rule of Law: The Cases of
Visions Of Monarchy, Old And New
Conclusion: King-Killing in Historical Perspective
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ISBN: 9781403934550
ISBN-10: 140393455X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 29th October 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1