Mystifying the monarch : studies on discourse, power, and history /

This immensely readable and informative study outlines the cultural history of the relations between royal imagery and royal authority.

Bibliographic Details
Corporate Author: JSTOR (Organization)
Other Authors: Deploige, Jeroen, Deneckere, Gita, 1964-
Format: eBook
Published: [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2006.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the monarchy : a crossroads of trajectories
  • How Christian was the sacralization of monarchy in Western Europe (twelfth-fifteenth centuries)?
  • Political assassination and sanctification : transforming discursive customs after the murder of the Flemish count Charles the Good (1127)
  • 'Et le prince respondit de par sa bouche' : monarchal speech habits in late medieval Europe
  • Ideal kingship against oppressive monarchy : discourses and practices of royal imposture at the close of the Middle Ages
  • The art of saying 'no' : premonitions of Foucault's 'governmentality' in Étienne de La Boétie's Discours de la servitude volontaire
  • Sacralization and demystification : the publicization of monarchy in early modern England
  • King for a day : games of inversion, representation, and appropriation in ancient regime Europe
  • Fiction, kingship, and the politics of character in eighteenth-century France
  • Staging modern monarchs : royalty at the world exhibitions of 1851 and 1867
  • The emperor's new clothes : the reappearance of the performing monarchy in Europe, c. 1870-1914
  • Cannadine, twenty years on : monarchy and political culture in nineteenth-century Britain and the Netherlands
  • The impossible neutrality of the speech from the throne : a ritual between national unity and political dispute : Belgium, 1831-1918
  • Public transcripts of royalism : pauper letters to the Belgian Royal Family (1880-1940).