Royal Childhood and Child Kingship

Author: Emily Joan Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108975739

Category: History

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Refining adult-focused perspectives on medieval rulership, Emily Joan Ward exposes the problematic nature of working from the assumption that kingship equated to adult power. Children's participation and political assent could be important facets of the day-to-day activities of rule, as this study shows through an examination of royal charters, oaths to young boys, cross-kingdom diplomacy and coronation. The first comparative and thematic study of child rulership in this period, Ward analyses eight case studies across northwestern Europe from c.1050 to c.1250. The book stresses innovations and adaptations in royal government, questions the exaggeration of political disorder under a boy king, and suggests a ruler's childhood posed far less of a challenge than their adolescence and youth. Uniting social, cultural and political historical methodologies, Ward unveils how wider societal changes between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries altered children's lived experiences of royal rule and modified how people thought about child kingship.

Royal Childhood and Child Kingship

Author: Emily Joan Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108838375

Category: History

Page: 300

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The first comparative study of royal childhood and child kingship, revealing the fundamental role they played in medieval rulership.

Enigmas

Author: Emily Joan Ward,Robin Reuvers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1009232533

Category: Science

Page: 255

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Arising from the 2020 Darwin College Lectures, this book presents eight essays from prominent public intellectuals on the theme of Enigmas. Each author examines this theme through the lens of their own particular area of expertise, together constituting an illuminating and diverse interdisciplinary volume. Enigmas features contributions by professor of physics Sean M. Carroll, author Jo Marchant, writer and broadcaster Adam Rutherford, professor of earth sciences Tamsin A. Mather, professor of the history of the book Erik Kwakkel, reader in cultural history Tiffany Watt Smith, mathematician and public speaker James Grime, assistant professor of positive AI J. Derek Lomas, and explorer Albert Y.- M. Lin. This volume will appeal to anyone fascinated by puzzles and mysteries, solved and unsolved.

Royal Children

Author: Dulcie M. Ashdown

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 276

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The Guernsey Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Heraklit im Kontext

Author: Enrica Fantino,Ulrike Muss,Charlotte Schubert,Kurt Sier

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110425888

Category: History

Page: 609

View: 9165


Heraclitus's thought and philosophical views have exercised enormous influence from ancient times to the modern era and beyond. The essays in this volume describe the circumstances in which these ideas developed and help foster a more systematic u

Dominant Predators and Paramount Leaders

Author: Thomas E. Pickenpaugh

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 7543


Dominant Predators and Paramount Leaders: Symbols of Rank and Power in Traditional Cultures is a study addressing the symbolic significance of the costume and regalia of leaders in traditional cultures around the world. More specifically, this work in cultural anthropology addresses the ceremonial symbols of rank, power, authority, and command exclusive to traditional leaders-headmen, chiefs, kings, emperors, and priests, as they engage in a variety of secular activities and religious rituals. This frequently impressive and beautiful insignia of office, derived directly from nature, is accordingly worn among a leader's own people and when meeting with foreign heads of state and important foreign dignitaries.