The Zenith of European Monarchy and its Elites

The Politics of Culture, 1650-1750
Author(s): 
Henshall, Nicholas
ISBN: 
9780333613900
Date published: 
December 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

By the mid-sevententh century several European monarchies were collapsing. Focusing on a key elite bonding strategy, this new survey shows how monarchs resolved to work with, rather than against, their elites. Nicholas Henshall's synthesis offers an argument for the coherence of the period - as the height of European monarchy and its elites.