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The Accession of James Stuart and the Kingdom of Great Britain, 1603–1610

Michael Questier.

in Dynastic Politics and the British Reformations, 1558-1630

January 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 41341 words.

The accession of James VI of Scotland as James I of England and Great Britain triggered a series of negotiations as to what the new British polity would be like and how far the Elizabethan...

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Aftermath

Alistair Malcolm.

in Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 4007 words.

The peace of the Pyrenees seemed to augur an era of peace that would allow Philip IV to concentrate on the long-delayed reconquest of Portugal. Yet scarcely had a year passed since the...

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The Age of Imperial Reform, c. 1486–1521

Duncan Hardy.

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 9540 words.

This final case study in associative political culture’s shaping of the evolving Holy Roman Empire examines the new legislation passed during the reign of King/Emperor Maximilian, which...

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The Albany Moment, 1753–55

Andrew D. M. Beaumont.

in Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 10816 words.

This chapter examines the conflict between crown and local interests in New York in 1753, and the leadership crisis following the appointment of Sir Danvers Osborn as governor. The chapter...

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All Unquiet on the Western Front

Tom Scott.

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 3633 words.

France continued to threaten the Franche-Comté, even after it had passed definitively to Habsburg Austria in 1493 under the Treaty of Senlis. Bern even tried to revive a western campaign in...

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An Ambitious Man, 1716–48

Andrew D. M. Beaumont.

in Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 12540 words.

This chapter provides a concise biography of Halifax’s early life, prior to his appointment at the Board of Trade in 1748. The chapter offers a broad overview of the pervasive social and...

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Amīrate or Sultanate?

Michael Hope.

in Power, Politics, and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 10068 words.

This chapter discusses the failure of Ghazan’s heirs to preserve his patrimonial state. It shows how Ghazan’s household staff came to form a new propertied aristocracy, which sought to...

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Arbitration and Para-Judicial Mediation

Duncan Hardy.

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 6400 words.

Despite the preoccupation of German legal scholarship with institutional courts such as Landgerichte, the majority of judicial and para-judicial activity involving Upper German elites took...

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Argument and Emotion

Isabella Lazzarini.

in Communication and Conflict

September 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 14195 words.

Diplomatic dialogue between powers and individuals was organized and conditioned by two discursive strategies whose definition and use sharpened and changed over time. ‘Argument’ was the...

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Associations and the Discourses of Peace, Common Weal, and Empire

Duncan Hardy.

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7838 words.

Associations such as alliances and leagues were not merely functional tools. The rhetoric found in treaties and correspondence suggests that some members of associations perceived their...

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Associations in Comparative Perspective

Duncan Hardy.

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 12445 words.

Throughout the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries every category of political actor in the Empire habitually entered into lateral contractual relationships, which this book calls...

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Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

Duncan Hardy.

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Political History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 320 pages.

What was the Holy Roman Empire in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries? At the turning point between the medieval and early modern periods, this vast central European polity was the...

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Authority

Felicia Roșu.

in Elective Monarchy in Transylvania and Poland-Lithuania, 1569-1587

December 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 10993 words.

Chapter 5 examines the coronation and enthronement of elected rulers. The chapter focuses on legitimacy problems, which differed from ruler to ruler but were often related to the...

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Authority and Governance

Laura A. M. Stewart.

in Rethinking the Scottish Revolution

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 23646 words.

Covenanted government, like most of its European counterparts, sought to encourage key interest groups to advance their interests by accommodating themselves to its priorities and values....

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Between unitas and aequalitas

Andrea Gamberini.

in The Clash of Legitimacies

October 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 4056 words.

This chapter focuses on political life within the city commune. Although each political group tended to represent itself as ‘the whole’, division in the political body not only existed but...

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Beyond Alliances and Leagues

Duncan Hardy.

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7030 words.

Structures and dynamics characterized in this book as ‘associative’—that is, pertaining to contractual relationships and interactions between power-wielders who were not arranged in a clear...

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The Board of Trade, 1748–49

Andrew D. M. Beaumont.

in Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748–1761

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 12659 words.

This chapter introduces the Board of Trade, providing a brief history of the office, its purpose, strengths, and weaknesses. The chapter introduces the concept of salutary neglect,...

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Burgundian Rule on the Upper Rhine and its Aftermath, c. 1468–77

Duncan Hardy.

in Associative Political Culture in the Holy Roman Empire

September 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Political History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 7575 words.

The third case study examines the role of associative structures and dynamics on the Upper Rhine in a series of episodes which brought profound upheaval to this region: the acquisition of...

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The Burgundian Wars

Tom Scott.

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 3318 words.

Debate over the origins of the Burgundian Wars now recognizes that the imperial cities of Alsace alongside Bern, Fribourg, and Solothurn, encouraged by Emperor Frederick III’s declaration...

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Calm amidst the Storm

Tom Scott.

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560

June 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Political History. 2652 words.

The convulsions which seized southern Germany and Switzerland between 1520 and 1540 included the expulsion of Duke Ulrich of Württemberg (an ally of the Swiss) from his duchy of...

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