The key to power? : the culture of access in princely courts, 1400-1750
- edited by Dries Raeymaekers and Sebastiaan Derks.
- Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
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- xiii, 352 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
- Rulers & elites ; v. 8.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-336) and index.
- Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors List of Illustrations & Tables
- Introduction Dries Raeymaekers and Sebastiaan Derks Repertoires of Access in Princely Courts
- I. Articulating Access Florence Berland Access to the Prince's Court in Late Medieval Paris Neil Murphy The Court on the Move: Ceremonial Entries, Gift-Giving and Access to the Monarch in France, c.1440-c.1570 Audrey Truschke Deceptive Familiarity: European Perceptions of Access at the Mughal Court
- II. Regulating Access Michael Talbot Accessing the Shadow of God: Spatial and Performative Ceremonial at the Ottoman Court Mark Hengerer Access at the Court of the Austrian Habsburg Dynasty (Mid-Sixteenth to Mid-Eighteenth Century): A Highway from Presence to Politics?
- III. Monopolizing Access Jonathan Spangler Holders of the Keys: The Grand Chamberlain, the Grand Equerry and Monopolies of Access at the Early Modern French Court Ronald G. Asch Patronage, Friendship and the Politics of Access: The Role of the Early Modern Favourite Revisited Fabian Persson The Struggle for Access: Participation and Distance During a Royal Swedish Minority
- IV. Visualizing Access Christina Antenhofer Meeting the Prince between the City and the Family: The Resignification of Castello San Giorgio in Mantua (Fourteenth - Sixteenth Centuries) Steven Thiry Forging Dynasty: The Politics of Dynastic Affinity in Burgundian-Habsburg Birth and Baptism Ceremonial (1430-1505) Bibliography Index.
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Proximity to the monarch was a vital asset in the struggle for power and influence in medieval and early modern courts. The concept of `access to the ruler' has therefore grown into a dominant theme in scholarship on pre-modern dynasties. Still, many questions remain concerning the mechanisms of access and their impact on politics. Bringing together new research on European and Asian cases, the ten chapters in this volume focus on the ways in which `access' was articulated, regulated, negotiated, and performed. By taking into account the full complexity of hierarchies, ceremonial rites, spaces and artefacts that characterized the dynastic court, The Key to Power? forces us to rethink power relations in the late medieval and early modern world. Contributors are: Christina Antenhofer, Ronald G. Asch, Florence Berland, Mark Hengerer, Neil Murphy, Fabian Persson, Jonathan Spangler, Michael Talbot, Steven Thiry, and Audrey Truschke.
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- Political culture > Europe > History.
- Power (Social sciences) > Europe > History.
- Political culture > Asia > History.
- Power (Social sciences) > Asia > History.
- Europe > History > 1492-1648.
- Europe > History > 1648-1789.
- Europe > Court and courtiers > History.
- Europe > Kings and rulers > History.
- Asia > Court and courtiers > History.
- Asia > Kings and rulers > History.
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- Rulers & elites : comparative studies in governance ; volume 8
- 9789004274839 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
- 9004274839 (hardback ; acid-free paper)
- 9789004304246 (e-book)
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