Aristocratic hegemony instead of an aristocracy in crisis? Recent studies in the history of the aristocracy, 16th-17th centuries

Autor(en): Asch, RG
Stichwörter: History
Erscheinungsdatum: 2004
Herausgeber: VANDENHOECK & RUPRECHT
Journal: GESCHICHTE UND GESELLSCHAFT
Volumen: 30
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 144
Seitenende: 154
Zusammenfassung: 
Traditionally the 16th and 17th centuries have been seen as a time of crisis for the aristocracy. Recent research however rejected or modified this approach. Younger scholars prefer to speak to a process of adaptation and of a restructuring of the noble elite. This is not to deny that access to royal or princely power became increasingly important in defining noble status. This review of recent publications following this approach analyzes the changing structure of nobel society during the early modern period.
ISSN: 0340613X

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