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Title Dynastic change : legitimacy and gender in medieval and early modern monarchy / edited by Ana Maria S.A. Rodrigues, Manuela Santos Silva and Jonathan W. Spangler
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource
Series Themes in medieval and early modern history
Contents Introduction / Jonathan Spangler -- "The very next blood of the king" : legitimisation and adaptation of the law of female succession in English history / Lynsey Wood -- Portugal, 1385: a people's choice or coup d'état? / Isabel de Pina Baleiras -- From election to consolidation: the strategies of legitimacy of the Trastámara Dynasty in the Crown of Aragon / Lledó Ruiz Domingo -- Sigismund of Sweden as foreigner in his own kingdom: how the King of Sweden was made an alien / Cathleen Sarti -- Free election, divine providence and constitution: legitimacy of royal power in the early modern Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth / Jolanta Choinska-Mika and Katarzyna Kuras -- Legitimacy through family traditions? The Hanoverians represented as successors to the throne of Great Britain / Charlotte Backerra -- "The reversal of dynasties" during the Bourbon Era in the Kingdom of Naples / Cinzia Recca -- Purple dreams of the Macedonian dynasty of Byzantium in manuscript illuminations: legitimising the usurping emperor, Basil I (867-886) / Alexandra Karagianni -- "King by fact, not by law": legitimacy and exequies in medieval England / Anna Duch -- The exaltation of the "holiness" of the Bragança dynasty as a legitimating strategy in the seventeenth century / Paula Almeida Mendes -- Consolidating authority in seventeenth-century Morocco: Sultan Moulay Ismail's strategies for legitimacy / Fatima Rhorchi -- Dominae imperiales: Ottonian women and dynastic stability, strength and legitimacy in tenth-century Germany / Penelope Nash -- Legitimacy represented through court entertainment: La Estatua de Prometeo and the power struggle between Queen Regent Mariana and Don Juan José of Austria / Caitlin Brady Carter -- Catherine the Great: how the question of legitimacy influenced her politics / Elena Teibenbacher
Summary "Dynastic Change: Legitimacy and Gender in Medieval and Early Modern Monarchy examines the strategies for change and legitimacy in monarchies in the medieval and early modern eras. Taking a broadly comparative approach, Dynastic Change explores the mechanisms employed as well as theoretical and practical approaches to monarchical legitimisation. Bringing together gender, monarchy and dynasticism, and broad in both geographical and chronological scope, the book highlights parallels across time and place, encouraging a new approach to monarchy studies. It is the perfect collection for students and researchers of medieval and early modern monarchy and gender" -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Ana Maria S. A. Rodrigues is a specialist in Medieval Queenship. She has recently edited, with M. Santos Silva and A. Leal de Faria, four volumes on the marriages of the Portuguese Royal House (Casamentos da Família Real Portuguesa, Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 2017-2018). She is Associate Professor at the University of Lisbon. Manuela Santos Silva is Adjunct-Professor at the University of Lisbon and specialist in Western Medieval Monarchy and Gender. She has recently edited, with Ana Maria S. A. Rodrigues and A. Leal de Faria, four volumes on the marriages of the Portuguese Royal House and before that, with Ana Maria S. A. Rodrigues and​ Isabel dos Guimarês S,̀18 volumes on the Queens of Portugal. JonathanW.Spangler is a specialist in the history of monarchy, particularly of France. His previous monographs include The Society of Princes (2009), and he is currently completing a survey of the lives of second sons in the French monarchy. He is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Senior Editor of The Court Historian
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 29, 2019)
Subject Kings and rulers -- History
Legitimacy of governments -- History
Monarchy -- History
Queens -- History
Sex role -- Political aspects
HISTORY / General
Kings and rulers.
Legitimacy of governments.
Sex role -- Political aspects.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Rodrigues, Ana Maria Seabra de Almeida, editor
Silva, Manuela Santos, 1961- editor
Spangler, Jonathan, 1971- editor
LC no. 2019980916
ISBN 1351035126