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The government of Scotland, 1560-1625

Author: Julian Goodare
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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"In The Government of Scotland 1560-1625 Julian Goodare shows how Scotland was governed during the transition from Europe's decentralized medieval realms to modern sovereign states. The expanding institutions of government - crown, parliament, privy council, local courts - are detailed, but the book is structured around an analysis of governmental processes. A new framework is offered for understanding the concept  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Goodare
ISBN: 0199243549 9780199243549
OCLC Number: 56644814
Description: x, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Legitimacy --
2. The body politic --
3. Law and legislation --
4. Personal monarchy --
5. Executive government --
6. The privy council --
7. Officers and departments --
8. Traditional local government --
9. New powers in the localities --
10. Government and highland elites --
11. Government and people --
12. A stewart revolution in government?
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Analyzing the institutions and political processes of Scottish government during a formative period, this title shows how the nobility and other interest groups made and implemented policies, from  Read more...

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...this is a well-written and fascinating synthesis of Scottish government in the period. For some time it will be an important text for the student and the committed reader of Scottish history. ROSC Read more...

 
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