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The Routledge History of Monarchy

1st Edition

Edited by Elena Woodacre, Lucinda H.S. Dean, Chris Jones, Zita Rohr, Russell Martin


696 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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Table of Contents

  1. Models & Concepts
  2. Chris Jones: Introduction

    Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez de la Peña

    The "Wise King" topos in context: Royal Literacy and Political Theology in Medieval Western Europe (c.1000-1200)

    Laura Fábián

    The Biblical King Solomon in Representations of Western European Medieval Royalty

    Manuela Santos Silva

    Regal Power and the Royal Family in the Legislative Programme of Alfonso X of Castile and Léon

    Charlotte Backerra

    Personal Union, Composite Monarchy, and "Multiple Rule"

    Matthias Schnettger

    Dynastic Succession in an Elective Monarchy: The Habsburgs and the Holy Roman Empire

    Matthias Range

    Dei Gratia and the "Divine Right of Kings": Divine Legitimization or Human Humility?

    Pascal Buresi

    A Case-Study of Pre-Modern Islamic Monarchy: The Almohad Caliphate of the Maghreb and al-Andalus in the 12th–13th Centuries

    David Mednicoff

    Contemporary Kingship in Muslim Arab Societies in Comparative Context

  3. Ritual & Representation
  4. Lucinda Dean: Introduction

    Paul Webster

    Faith, Power and Charity: Personal Religion and Kingship in Medieval England

    David Malitz

    The Nation as a Ritual Community: Royal Nation-Building in Imperial Japan and Post-War Thailand

    Christoph de Spiegeleer

    The Nationalisation and Mediatisation of European Monarchies in Times of Sorrow: Royal Deaths and Funerals in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century

    Trond Isaksen

    A Useless Ceremony of Some Use: A Comparative Study of Attitudes to Coronations in Norway and Sweden in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

    Eugénia Rodrigues

    Negotiating with the Neighbours: Kingship and Diplomacy in Munhumutapa

    Philippa Woodcock

    Early Modern Monarchy and Foreign Travel

    Hélder Carvalhal

    Kingship and Masculinity in Renaissance Portugal (15-16th c)

    Estelle Paranque

    Royal Representation through the Father and Warrior Figures in Early Modern Europe

    Anna Duch

    Chasing St. Louis: The English Monarchy's Pursuit of Sainthood

    Catriona Murray

    Raising Royal Bodies: Stuart Authority and the Monumental Image

    Mikolaj Getka-Kenig

    Architecture and Monarchical Self-Fashioning in post-Napoleonic Europe, 1815-1848

    Benjamin Wild

    Clothing Royal Bodies: Changing Attitudes to Royal Dress and Appearance from the Middle Ages to Modernity

  5. Dynasty & Succession
  6. Russell Martin: Introduction

    Russell Martin

    Anticipary Association in Muscovy: Succession and the Invention of Dynastic Legitimacy in Early Modern Russia

    Theresa Earenfight & Kristen Geaman

    Neither Heir nor Spare: Childless Queens and the Practice of Monarchy in Pre-Modern Europe

    Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

    Harem Politics: Royal Women and Succession Crises in the Ancient Near East (c. 1400-300 BCE)


    Emily Ward

    Child kings and guardianship in NW Europe c.1050-1250

    Beverly Stoeltje

    Authority & Complementarity: Queen Mothers of the Asante

    Derek Whaley

    The Creation and Re-Creation of the Royal Succession System of Medieval France

    Sarah Betts

    What's in a name? Dynasty, Succession and England's Queen Regnants (1553-2013)

    Aidan Norrie

    Queenship in Pharaonic Egypt

    Jonathan Spangler

    A family affair in the evolution of absolutism

    Cathleen Sarti

    Deposition of Monarchs in Northern Kingdoms




  7. Exercising Authority & Exerting Influence

Zita Rohr: Introduction


Stephen Donnachie

Male Consorts and the Establishment of Masculinity and Royal Authority in the Crusader States

Kim Bergqvist

Kings and Nobles on the Fringe of Christendom: A comparative perspective on Monarchy and Aristocracy in the European Middle Ages

Christine Ekholst & Henric Bagerius

For Better and for Worse. Late Medieval Royal Marriages in Crisis

Joanne Paul with Valerie Schutte

Royal Counsel in Early Modern Europe

Susan Broomhall

Ruling Emotions: Affective and emotional strategies of power and authority among early modern European monarchies

Chad Denton

From Galanterie to Scandal: The Sexuality of the King from Louis XIV to XVI

Frank Jacob

Empress Myongseong and her influence on Korean Foreign Policy (1876-1895)



About the Editors

Elena Woodacre is a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History at the University of Winchester. Her publications include The Queens Regnant of Navarre; Succession, Politics and Partnership (2013) and she has edited/co-edited several collections including, Queenship in the Mediterranean (2013), The Image and Perception of Monarchy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (2014), Royal Mothers and their Ruling Children (2015) and Virtuous or Villainess? The Image of the Royal Mother from the Early Medieval to the Early Modern Eras (2016). Elena is the organizer of the ‘Kings & Queens’ conference series and the founder of the international Royal Studies Network (, a resource which aims to bring together scholars who work on monarchical topics. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Royal Studies Journal ( or, an academic, peer-reviewed, multi-lingual and fully open-access publication which was launched in 2014.

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HISTORY / Africa / North
HISTORY / Asia / General
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / Reference
HISTORY / Medieval
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century