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1st Edition

Political Representation in the Ancien Régime

ISBN 9781138335325
Published August 14, 2018 by Routledge
362 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

What kind of political representation existed in the Ancien Régime? Which social sectors were given a voice, and how were they represented in the institutions? These are some of the issues addressed by the authors of this book from different institutional angles (monarchies and republics; parliaments and municipalities), from various European territories and finally from a connected and comparative perspective.

The aim is twofold: analyse the different mechanisms of political representation before Liberalism, their strengths and limitations; value the processes of oligarchisation and the possible mismatch between a libertarian model and a reality which was far from its idealised image.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  Part I: Preliminary Remarks  2. Enterprising Politics or Routine Dealings?: Political Participation in Europe Before 1800  Part II: Some European Cases  France  3. Political Representation in Languedoc Under the Ancien Régime  4. Representation: Political Foundations of the French Province, 15th-18th Century  5. The Administration of French Villages by Their Inhabitants in the Modern Age  Italian Republics and Imperial Cities  6. Governing in a Republican State: A Case Study of Genoa from Medieval to Modern Times  7. Political Representation and Symbolic Communication in the Early Modern Period: The Imperial Cities of the Holy Roman Empire  Scotland  8. Representation in the Scottish Parliament to 1707 and Scottish Representation in the Parliament of Great Britain to the 1832 Reform Act  Part III: The Spanish Monarchy  The Crown of Aragon (Aragon, Valencia and Sardinia)  9. Constitution and Political Representation in the Crown of Aragon  10. Political Representation in the Kingdom of Aragon During the Ancien Régime  11. Political Representation in the Kingdom of Valencia During the Modern Period (16th-18th Century)  12. Political Representation in the Kingdom of Sardinia in the Modern Period: Entry in Force and Retrospection on the Pact-Based Culture  The Catalan Case  13. Political Participation in Catalonia: From Zenith to Suppression  14. The Configuration of the Tribunal de Contrafaccions of Catalonia in the Corts of 1701-1702  15. The Conferència dels Comuns in Catalonia (1656-1714): A New Form of Representation and Political Participation  Castille and the Basque Territories  16. The Multiple Faces of Representation: Kingdom, Cortes and Estates in the Crown of Castile Under the Habsburgs  17. Municipal Representation in the Crown of Castile in the Early Modern Age  18. Political Participation and Representation in the Basque Country  Representation in a Polycentric Monarchy of Urban Republics  19. Urban Republicanism and Political Representation in the Spanish Monarchy

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Joaquim Albareda is Full Professor of Early Modern History at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
Manuel Herrero Sánchez is Full Professor of Early Modern History at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville.