||Rulers & elites : comparative studies in governance, 2211-4610 ; volume 7
||Introduction: Framing royal entries -- Confirming municipal liberties -- Petitioning the king -- Accessing the king -- Royal authority in the provinces.
|Scope and content
||"In a fresh examination of the French ceremonial entry, Neil Murphy considers the role these events played in the negotiation between urban elites and the Valois monarchy for rights and liberties. Moving away from the customary focus on the pageantry, this book focuses on how urban governments used these ceremonies to offer the ruler (or his representatives) petitions regarding their rights, liberties and customs. Drawing on extensive research, he shows that ceremonial entries lay at the heart of how the state functioned in later medieval and Renaissance France"--Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-271) and index.|
|Access restriction||Available only to authorized users.|
|Technical details||Mode of access: World Wide Web|
|ISBN||9789004313569 (hardback : acid-free paper)|