Rulership in France, 15thû17th Centuries

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  • Copyright: 2004-11-28
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The common theme of these essays is the emergence of the modern state in late medieval and renaissance France. They examine, on the one hand, how the image of the king was enhanced in a variety of royal ceremonials as well as in the political writings of Jean Bodin and Cardin le Bret. The limits of the sovereign's authority, on the other hand, were forcefully enunciated in the works of François Hotman and Théodore de Bèze. The stability of the monarchy was maintained by the noblesse de robe, a new form of hereditary nobility that virtually owned the high judicial and administrative offices they held. The last two articles are devoted, first to the author's view of the concept of the French king's two bodies and second to the life of his mentor, Ernst H. Kantorowicz, who wrote the seminal work, The King's Two Bodies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii
Preface ix
I The French Estates and the Corpus Mysticum Regni 1(18)
Album Helen Maud Cam. Études présentées à la Commission Internationale pour l'Histoire des Assemblèes d 'Etats, 23,pp. 155-171. Paris: Louvain, 1960
II When and Why Hotman Wrote the Francogallia 19(32)
Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 29, pp. 581-611. Geneva: Librairie Droz S.A., 1967
III The Monarchomach Triumvirs: Hotman, Beza and Mornay 51(16)
Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 32, pp. 41-56. Geneva: Librairie Droz S. A., 1970
IV "Quod Omnes Tangit" - A Post Scriptum 67(12)
Studia Gratiana 15, pp. 321-332. Rome, 1972
V Medieval Jurisprudence in Bodin's Concept of Sovereignty 79(20)
Jean Bodin: Verhandlungen der internationalen Bodin Tagung in München, ed. Horst Denzer, pp. 167-186. Munich: Verlag C.H. Beck, 1973
VI The Presidents of Parlement at the Royal Funeral 99(10)
Sixteenth Century Journal 7, pp. 25-34. Montana: Truman State University, 1976
VII Rules of Inheritance and Strategies of Mobility in Prerevolutionary France 109(20)
The American Historical Review 82, pp. 271-289. Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association, 1977
VIII State-Building in Early Modern France: The Role of Royal Officialdom 129(18)
Journal of Modern History 55, pp. 191-207. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983
IX Models of Rulership in French Royal Ceremonial 147(24)
Rites of Power: Symbolism, Ritual and Politics Since the Middle Ages, ed. Sean Wilentz, pp. 41-64. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985
X From Monarchomachs to Dynastic Officialdom 171(16)
State and Society in Europe from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century. Proceedings of the First Conference of Polish and American Historians, 1974, ed. Jaroslaw Pelenski, pp. 185-200. Warsaw: Warsaw University Press, 1985
XI Cardin Le Bret and Lese Majesty (in collaboration with Lanny Haldy and James Millhorn) 187(32)
Law and History Review 4, pp. 23-54. Illinois: The University of Illinois Press, 1986
XII The King Imagined 219(20)
The French Revolution and the Creation of Modern Political Culture, Vol. 1: The Political Culture of the Old Regime, ed. Keith M. Baker, pp. 41-59. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1987
XIII Inaugural Aspects of French Royal Ceremonials 239(12)
Coronations: Medieval and Early Modern Monarchic Ritual, ed. János M. Bak, pp. 35-45. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990
XIV Royal Ceremonial and the Advent of Absolutism 251(18)
A Memória da Nação, ed. Francisco Bethencourt and Diogo Ramada Curto, pp. 169-186. Lisbon: Livraria Sá da Costa Editora, 1991
XV Noël de Fribois et la Loi Salique (co-authored with Kathleen Daly) 269(32)
Bibliothèque de l'Ècole des Chartes 151, pp. 5-36. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 1993
XVI The Two Bodies of the French King 301(16)
Ernst Kantorowicz: Enräge der Doppeltagung Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt (Frankfurter Historische Abhandlungen Band 39), ed. Robert L. Benson and Johannes Fried, pp. 224-239. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1997
XVII Ernst H. Kantorowicz: Scholarly Triumphs and Academic Travails in Weimar Germany and the United States 317(14)
Leo Baeck Institute Year Book XXX, pp. 191-202. London, 1985
Index 331

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