Myth of Absolutism

Change and Continuity in Early Modern European Monarchy by Nicholas Henshall

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The Myth of Absolutism: Change & Continuity in Early Modern European Monarchy 1st Edition by5/5(1). The myth of English limited monarchy and Continental 'absolutism' is so strongly entrenched that some exaggeration is essential to its correction.

The myth of 'absolutism' spot lit the absolute mode in France and the limited mode in England. The myth began with Sir John Fortescue, writing during the s.

This lively investigation of ``absolutism'' in action -- continent-wide but centred on a detailed comparison of France and England -- dissolves the traditional picture to reveal a much more complex reality; and in so doing illuminates the varied ways in which early-modern Europe was governed.

Conventionally, ``absolutism'' in early-modern Europe has suggested unfettered autocracy and despotism -- the erosion of rights, the centralisation of decision-making, the loss of liberty. Everything, in a word, that was un-British but characteristic of ancien-regime France. Recently historians have questioned such comfortably simplistic views.

Life-Cycle of a Myth In the s absolutism fused conveniently with another nineteenth-century experience - the rise of nation-states with huge armies and modern bureaucracies.

Liberals rightly regarded them as the pillar of contemporary absolutism, and Liberals were prominent among nineteenth-century historians.

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Explain. This thoughtful, wide-ranging and often spikey book is a critical examination of the concept of absolutism. Henshall re-examines early-modern European history, more particularly that of France and England, in order to focus on the limits of governmental power and the nature of royal authority.

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