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Murder and Monarchy: Regicide in European History, 1300-1800
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Murder and Monarchy: Regicide in European History, 1300-1800 (Hardback)

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This volume provides the first comprehensive treatment of regicide in Britain and Europe from the Middle Ages to 1800 (1300-1800). Using case studies of physical assaults on kings and on members of royal families, major changes and continuities in the meaning and nature of monarchy across periods and societies are brought to light. The volume ranges from Gothic kingship to the transformation of monarchy within the emerging modern constitutional context of the American and French Revolutions. The introduction and the contributions of fifteen leading senior scholars from England, Scotland, France, the Netherlands and Germany provide cutting edge research on the changing relationship between monarchy and society in medieval and early modern Europe.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 29/10/2004 ISBN-13: 9781403934550  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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LUCIEN BELY Professor of Modern History, Sorbonne, Paris, France WIM BLOCKMANS Professor of Medieval History, Leiden University, the Netherlands NEITHARD BULST Professor of Medieval History, University of Bielefeld, Germany GLENN BURGESS Professor of History, University of Hull, UK J. H. BURNS Professor Emeritus of the History of Political Thought, University of London, UK CHRISTINE CARPENTER Reader in Medieval English History, University of Cambridge, UK CONAL CONDREN Scientia Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of New South Wales, Australia JEAN PHILIPPE GENET Professor of History, Sorbonne, Paris, France MARK GREENGRASS Professor of History, University of Sheffield, UK JOCELYN HILLGARTH Fellow of the British Academy, UK DAVID LOADES Director of the British Academy Foxe Project and Professor Emeritus at the University of Wales, UK JOHN MORRILL Professor of British and Irish History, Selwyn College, Cambridge, UK VOLKER SELLIN Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, University of Heidelberg, Germany KLAUS ZERNACK Professor Emeritus of Central and East-European History, Free University of Berlin, Germany

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