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Renaissance monarchy : the reigns of Henry VIII, Francis I and Charles V

Author: Glenn Richardson
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : Co-published in the United States of American by Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Reconstructions in early modern history.
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"What determined success or failure in Renaissance monarchy? Why was warfare endemic in Europe in the early sixteenth century and how did the great cultural and artistic changes of the period flourish amidst this conflict? How did rival kings relate to each other and what steps did they each take to strengthen their monarchies? In short, how did they govern?" "Renaissance Monarchy approaches these and related issues  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Named Person: Henry, King of England; Francis, King of France; Charles, Holy Roman Emperor; Henri, roi d'Angleterre; François, roi de France; Charles, empereur germanique; Charles, Holy Roman Emperor; Francis, King of France; Henry, King of England; König VIII ) Heinrich (England; König I ) Franz (Frankreich; Kaiser V ) Karl (Römisch-Deutsches Reich
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Richardson
ISBN: 0340731427 9780340731420 0340731435 9780340731437
OCLC Number: 47150857
Description: x, 246 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
List of abbreviations --
List of maps and genealogical tables --
Note on monetary values and coinage --
Note on spelling of names --
Introduction --
1 Monarchs: Personalities and ideals of monarchy --
Personalities and patrimonies --
Ideals of monarchy --
Warriors: war and peace in Renaissance Europe --
Governors: counsel and Estates --
Patrons: 'largesse', propaganda and the royal court --
Conclusion --
2 Warriors: Honour and magnificence in war and peace --
Honour and the warrior ethos --
The causes of war --
Honour and peace --
Peace-making --
Renaissance diplomacy --
Conclusion --
3 Warriors: Warfare and international relations --
Military organisation and technology --
Tactics in war and the cost of warfare --
The dynastic wars of Henry VIII --
The dynastic wars of Francis I and Charles V --
The 'crusading' wars of Charles V --
Conclusion --
4 Governors: Royal authority and the administration of the realm --
The English royal administration and judiciary --
The French royal administration and judiciary --
The Netherlands and Spain, royal administration and judiciary --
The extent of royal authority --
Conclusion --
5 Governors: Revenue, representation and religion --
The English Parliament and royal income --
The French Estates and royal income --
The cortes in Spain, the States of the Netherlands and --
royal income --
The Crown and the Church --
Conclusion --
6 Patrons: Government, politics and the royal court --
Royal patronage in England --
The Court of Henry VIII --
Royal patronage in France --
The Court of Francis I --
Royal patronage in Spain --
Royal patronage in the Netherlands --
The Courts of Charles V --
Conclusion --
7 Patrons: Royal artistic patronage --
Architecture --
Painting, sculpture and tapestries --
Scientific instruments and objets d'art --
Patronage, propaganda and the royal image --
Conclusion --
Conclusion --
Extended chronology --
Notes --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Reconstructions in early modern history.
Responsibility: Glenn Richardson.
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"What determined success or failure in Renaissance monarchy? Why was warfare endemic in Europe in the early sixteenth century and how did the great cultural and artistic changes of the period flourish amidst this conflict? How did rival kings relate to each other and what steps did they each take to strengthen their monarchies? In short, how did they govern?" "Renaissance Monarchy approaches these and related issues in a revealing way, providing the first single-volume comparative history of the most renowned kings of the Renaissance: the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Francis I of France, and Henry VIII of England. Bringing these three kings together, out of the relative isolation in which they are each studied, adds a fresh dimension to our understanding of contemporary ideals of kingship and reveals how these monarchs strove to be regarded as great warriors, effective governors and generous patrons." "Examining a wide range of royal activities (from hunting to reforming religion), and drawing on the author's own original research as well as that of others, this new study paints on an unusually broad canvas, showing not only the theoretical basis of royal government in the sixteenth century but also how it functioned in practice."--Jacket.

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