Europe in the Age of Monarchy

by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date: 1987-01-01
Genre: Art
Pages: 158 pages
ISBN 13: 0870994492
ISBN 10: 9780870994494
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The Power of Kings
Language: en
Pages: 417
Authors: Paul Kléber Monod
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08-11 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This sweeping book explores the profound shift in the way European kings and queens were regarded by their subjects between the Reformation and the Enlightenment. Once viewed as godlike beings, by 1715 monarchs had come to represent the human, visible side of the rational state. The author offers new insights into the relations between kings and their subjects and the interplay between monarchy and religion.
Europe in the Age of Monarchy
Language: en
Pages: 158
Authors: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987-01-01 - Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Books about Europe in the Age of Monarchy
Europe 1780 - 1830
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Franklin L. Ford
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-21 - Publisher: Routledge

Europe 1780--1830 rapidly established itself as a standard introduction to European history in the age of the French Revolution and its aftermath when it first appeared. Now for the first time the book has been fully revised, updated and expanded. The half-century covered constitutes one of the most complex, eventful and rapidly changing of any in Europe's history. It is a period whose emphasis on conflict and political crisis combines daring innovation with the stubborn persistence of many older attitudes and patterns of human behaviour. Professor Ford explores these tensions throughout; and he gives his readers a powerful sense of the extraordinary energy, in every aspect of human activity, that characterised the time.
The Myth of Absolutism
Language: en
Pages: 245
Authors: Nicholas Henshall
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Routledge

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.
The Image and Perception of Monarchy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Sean McGlynn, Elena Woodacre
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-02 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Monarchy is an enduring institution that still makes headlines today. It has always been preoccupied with image and perception, never more so than in the period covered by this volume. The collection of papers gathered here from international scholars demonstrates that monarchical image and perception went far beyond cultural, symbolic and courtly display – although these remain important – and were, in fact, always deeply concerned with the practical expression of authority, politics and power. This collection is unique in that it covers the subject from two innovative angles: it not only addresses both kings and queens together, but also both the medieval and early modern periods. Consequently, this allows significant comparisons to be made between male and female monarchy as well as between eras. Such an approach reveals that continuity was arguably more important than change over a span of some five centuries. In removing the traditional gender and chronological barriers that tend to lead to four separate areas of studies for kings and queens in medieval and early modern history, the papers here are free to encompass male and female royal rulers ranging across Europe from the early-thirteenth to the late-seventeenth centuries to examine the image and perception of monarchy in England, Scotland, France, Burgundy, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire. Collectively this volume will be of interest to all those studying medieval and early modern monarchy and for those wishing to learn about the connections and differences between the two.
Violence and Legitimacy
Language: en
Pages: 346
Authors: Volker Sellin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-18 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Benjamin Constant distinguished two kinds of government: unlawful government based on violence, and legitimate government based on the general will. In Europe monarchy was for over a thousand years considered the natural form of legitimate government. The sources of its legitimacy were the dynastic principle, religion, and the ability to protect against foreign aggression. At the end of the eighteenth century the revolutions in America and France called into question the traditional legitimacy of monarchy, but Volker Sellin shows that in response to this challenge monarchy opened up new sources of legitimacy by concluding alliances with constitutionalism, nationalism, and social reform. In some cases the age of revolution brought on a new type of leader, basing his claim to power on charisma.
History of Europe
Language: en
Pages: 1304
Authors: Radhey Shyam Chaurasia
Categories: Europe
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

Volume Four Of The Book Studies The Period From 1870 To 1945. During This Period Tremendous Progress Had Been Made With The Help Of Scientific Inventions. Now Man Can Fly In Air And Can Talk With Persons Living Thousand Of Miles Away. Now Common People Enjoy Luxuries And Comforts Which Were Not Available Even To Emperors In Ancient And Medieval Period. But Scientific Progress Made People Selfish And Destructive Arms And Nuclear Weapons Were Invented. The Great Wars Of 1914-1918 And Of 1939-1945 Took Place During This Period Which Gave Death Blow To Imperial And Colonial Powers And Supremacy Of European Powers Came To An End. To Preserve Peace And To Maintain Progress And For The Uplift Of Downtrodden People, The League Of Nations And The United Nations Organisation Were Established. What Is Hidden In The Womb Of Future Is Difficult To Predict But It Can Be Said That Tremendous Progress Has Been Made In All Aspects And Spheres Of Life. It Is Hoped That Peace And Progress Will Prevail All Over The World And Future Of Mankind Will Be Bright And Further Progress Will Be Made In All Aspects And Spheres Of Life.
Absolutism in Seventeenth-century Europe
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: John Miller
Categories: Despotism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Palgrave

Most Seventeenth Century European Monarchs ruled territories which were culturally and institutionally diverse. Forced by the escalating scale of war to mobilise evermore men and money they tried to bring these territories under closer control, overriding regional and sectional liberties. This was justified by a theory stressing the monarchs absolute power and his duty to place the good of his state before particular interests. The essays of this volume analyse this process in states at very different stages of economic and political development and assess the great gulf that often existed between the monarchs power in theory and in practice.
The Royal Families of Europe
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Geoffrey Hindley
Categories: Europe
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

Monarchy, Europe's oldest system of government, continues to attract the world's attention. Ex-kings such as Constantine II of Greece, Michael II of Romania and Simeon of Bulgaria retain their titles and followers still hope for their restoration. Of the 15 members of the European Union 7 are monarchies. Of these, the Spanish king saved that country's democracy from military coup in the 1980s; the Belgian monarchy is a vital factor in the survival of that fractured nation; the Dutch royal house is immensely popular. History and historical gossip are part of the tradition of monarchy and neither are neglected in this account. The young Windsors, of course, have their place in the book but the focus, both of narrative and scandal, is on the colourful, sometimes controversial world of Continental monarchy. Geoffrey Hindley's lively new book speculates on the prospects of the institution after the year 2000.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: John T. Spike
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-01 - Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Books about The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Role of Monarchy in Modern Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Robert Hazell, Bob Morris
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-17 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

How much power does a monarch really have? How much autonomy do they enjoy? Who regulates the size of the royal family, their finances, the rules of succession? These are some of the questions considered in this edited collection on the monarchies of Europe. The book is written by experts from Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK. It considers the constitutional and political role of monarchy, its powers and functions, how it is defined and regulated, the laws of succession and royal finances, relations with the media, the popularity of the monarchy and why it endures. No new political theory on this topic has been developed since Bagehot wrote about the monarchy in The English Constitution (1867). The same is true of the other European monarchies. 150 years on, with their formal powers greatly reduced, how has this ancient, hereditary institution managed to survive and what is a modern monarch's role? What theory can be derived about the role of monarchy in advanced democracies, and what lessons can the different European monarchies learn from each other? The public look to the monarchy to represent continuity, stability and tradition, but also want it to be modern, to reflect modern values and be a focus for national identity. The whole institution is shot through with contradictions, myths and misunderstandings. This book should lead to a more realistic debate about our expectations of the monarchy, its role and its future. The contributors are leading experts from all over Europe: Rudy Andeweg, Ian Bradley, Paul Bovend'Eert, Axel Calissendorff, Frank Cranmer, Robert Hazell, Olivia Hepsworth, Luc Heuschling, Helle Krunke, Bob Morris, Roger Mortimore, Lennart Nilsson, Philip Murphy, Quentin Pironnet, Bart van Poelgeest, Frank Prochaska, Charles Powell, Jean Seaton, Eivind Smith.
Sons and Heirs
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Heidi Mehrkens, Frank Lorenz Müller
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-20 - Publisher: Springer

Bringing together an international team of specialists, this volume considers the place of royal heirs within their families, their education and accommodation, their ability to overcome succession crises, the consequences of the death of an heir and finally the roles royal heirs played during the First World War.