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Kingship and Favoritism in the Spain of Philip III, 1598-1621

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ISBN-10: 052102532X

ISBN-13: 9780521025324

Edition: N/A

Authors: Antonio Feros, John Elliott, Olwen Hufton, H. G. Koenigsberger, H. M. Scott

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The enthronement of Philip III of Spain (Philip II's son and heir) in 1598 also meant the rise to power of the duke of Lerma, the first of a series of European favourites/prime ministers who influenced greatly politics, government, court culture and the arts during the seventeenth century. This book analyses the contexts that explain the rise of Lerma, as well as discourses on kingship and favouritism, and governmental and institutional initiatives taken during Philip III's reign (1598-1621) - a key historical period for our understanding of early modern Spain. Although this book focuses on the reign of Philip III, it also addresses broader historiographical matters. How was power exercised…    
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Book details

List price: $78.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

The Rising Stars: Introduction
The education of a king
The making of a favourite
Continuity or reform?
The King's Valido: Introduction
The power of the king
In his image and likeness
The king's chief minister
Monarchy in Action: Introduction
'We need miracles'
A corrupt regime?
The regime's answer: peace and Catholicism
Reversal of Fortune: Introduction
Ideological confrontation and factional division
Fall from power
In search of culprits
Epilogue: the end of the privado