Rulers & Elites

Comparative Studies in Governance

Edited by Jeroen Duindam, Leiden University

Elisa Goudriaan (Leiden University)

A comprehensive overview of the cultural world and diplomatic strategies of Florentine patricians by revealing their contribution to the court culture of the Medici and the mechanisms behind their brokerage activities.
Series: 
Volume: 
14
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004346529
Expected: 
October 2017
€179,00
$206.00

Edited by Elif Akçetin and Suraiya Faroqhi

An exploration how consumer goods in eighteenth-century Qing and Ottoman empires furthered the expansion of social networks, the creation of alliances between rulers and regional elites, and particularly, the expression of elite, urban, and gender identities
Series: 
Volume: 
13
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004349384
Expected: 
October 2017
€172,00
$198.00

Ruben Gonzalez Cuerva (CSIC/IULCE Madrid)
Alexander Koller (German Historical institute in Rome)

is the first comparative overview of the faction in the most representative European courts of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Series: 
Volume: 
12
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004350571
Expected: 
September 2017
€119,00
$137.00

Richard van Leeuwen (University of Amsterdam)

An exploration of the constructions of authority in Eaurasian empires in fictional texts of various genres, showing remarkable parallels, and the fluidity of literary material as a repository of cultural/ political values.
Series: 
Volume: 
11
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004340534
Expected: 
September 2017
€109,00
$126.00

Edited by Mathieu Caesar, Université de Genève

Presenting case studies from France, Italy, the Empire and the Swiss Confederation, this volume explores the dynamics and languages of factional conflicts within urban elites, dynastic courts, rural areas, and regional noble lineages during the early modern period.
Series: 
Volume: 
10
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004344150
E-ISBN: 
9789004345348
Publication date: 
July 2017
€119,00
$138.00

Edited by Peter Edwards and Elspeth Graham

The aristocratic Cavendishes were major figures in the key political and cultural events of seventeenth century England. Because of the intersection of domestic issues with related European ones, their lives are equally bound up with continental European courts and cultures.
Series: 
Volume: 
9
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004326200
E-ISBN: 
9789004326217
Publication date: 
November 2016
€149,00
$179.00

Edited by Dries Raeymaekers and Sebastiaan Derks

The Key to Power? studies the notion of ‘access to the ruler’ from a wide variety of perspectives and discusses its significance for the study of power relations in late medieval and early modern courts.
Series: 
Volume: 
8
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004274839
E-ISBN: 
9789004304246
Publication date: 
July 2016
€135,00
$175.00

Neil Murphy

Neil Murphy considers the role the French ceremonial entry played in the negotiation between urban elites and the Valois monarchy for rights and liberties. Drawing on extensive research, he shows that ceremonial entries lay at the heart of how the state functioned in later medieval and...
Series: 
Volume: 
7
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004313569
E-ISBN: 
9789004313712
Publication date: 
July 2016
€139,00
$166.00

Jorge Flores

In The Mughal Padshah Jorge Flores offers both a lucid English translation and the Portuguese original of a previously unknown account – probably penned by the Jesuit priest Jerónimo Xavier in 1610-11 – of the court and household of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-27).
Series: 
Volume: 
6
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004307520
E-ISBN: 
9789004307537
Publication date: 
November 2015
€99,00
$128.00

Jeroen Duindam and Sabine Dabringhaus

The dynastic centre and the provinces were linked by agents and ritual occasions. This book includes contributions by specialists examining these connections in late imperial China, early modern Europe, and the Ottoman empire, suggesting important revisions and an agenda for comparison....
Series: 
Volume: 
5
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004251489
E-ISBN: 
9789004272095
Publication date: 
April 2014
€122,00
$145.00

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