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Political Representation: Communities, Ideas and Institutions in Europe, c.1200-c.1690



Damen M, Haemers J & Mann AJ (eds.) (2018) Political Representation: Communities, Ideas and Institutions in Europe, c.1200-c.1690. Later Mediaeval Europe, 15. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. https://brill.com/view/title/34694

This is a scholarly collection on representation in mediaeval and early modern Europe which opens up the field of institutional and parliamentary history to new paradigms of representation across a wide geography and chronology – as testified by the volume’s studies on assemblies ranging from Burgundy and Brabant to Ireland and Italy. The focus is on three areas: institutional developments of representative institutions in Western Europe; the composition of these institutions concerning interest groups and individual participants; and the ideological environment of representatives in time and space. By analysing the balance between bottom-up and top-down approaches to the functioning of institutions of representation; by studying the actors behind the representative institutions linking for prosopographical research with changes in political dialogue; and by exploring the ideological world of representation, this volume makes a key contribution to the historiography of pre-modern government and political culture.

Representation; Parliaments; Estates; Government; Monarchy

The introduction and conclusion are available at: Mann's 'Officers of State and Representation in the pre-modern Scottish Parliament' from this collection, is available at: .

EditorDr Alastair Mann
FundersRathenau Institute
Title of seriesLater Mediaeval Europe
Number in series15
Publication date20/08/2018
Publication date online01/08/2018
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Publisher URLhttps://brill.com/view/title/34694
Place of publicationLeiden
ISSN of series1872–7875

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Dr Alastair Mann
Dr Alastair Mann

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