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By Liesbeth, Dr Geevers,Mirella, Dr Marini

ISBN-10: 1409463265

ISBN-13: 9781409463269

Aristocratic dynasties have lengthy been considered as primary to the improvement of early glossy society and govt. but contemporary paintings by way of political historians has more and more wondered the dominant function of ruling households in country formation, underlining as a substitute the ongoing significance and independence of people. as a way to take a clean examine the topic, this quantity offers a vast dialogue at the formation of dynastic identities in dating to the lineage’s personal heritage, different households in the social elite, and the ruling dynasty.

Individual chapters ponder the dynastic id of a variety of eu aristocratic households together with the Croÿs, Arenbergs and Nassaus from the Netherlands; the Guises-Lorraine of France; the Sandoval-Lerma in Spain; the Farnese in Italy; including different lineages from eire, Sweden and the Austrian Habsburg monarchy. Tied in with this wide overseas concentration, the quantity addressed numerous similar issues, together with the expression of objectives and aspirations via relations background; the social and cultural potential hired to augment prestige; the criminal, spiritual and political angle towards sovereigns; the function of girls within the formation and replica of (composite) dynastic identities; and the transition of aristocratic dynasties to royal dynasties. In so doing the gathering presents a platform for having a look back at dynastic id in early sleek Europe, and divulges the way it used to be a compound of political, non secular, social, cultural, historic and person attitudes.

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