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Legitimating identities : the self-presentations of rulers and subjects

Author: Rodney S Barker
Publisher: A Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Rodney Barker argues that at least as much time is spent by rulers legitimating themselves in their own eyes, and cultivating their own sense of identity, as is spent in trying to convince ordinary subjects.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney S Barker
ISBN: 0521808227 9780521808224 052100425X 9780521004251
OCLC Number: 46505080
Description: viii, 161 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Legitimacy and legitimation --
2. Legitimating identities --
3. King John's Christmas cards: self-legitimation --
4. Cousins at home and abroad --
5. Rebels and vigilantes --
6. Citizens --
7. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Rodney Barker.
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