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The McFarlane Legacy Studies in Late Medieval Politics and Society

by A.J. Pollard

  • ISBN: 9780312125905
  • ISBN10: 0312125909

The McFarlane Legacy Studies in Late Medieval Politics and Society

by A.J. Pollard

  • List Price: $95.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publish date: 06/01/1995
  • ISBN: 9780312125905
  • ISBN10: 0312125909
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Description: The papers, originally delivered at the ninth colloquium of fifteenth-century historians, explore the major themes of political and constitutional history on which McFarlane wrote. Three contributions - G.L. Harriss, 'The Dimensions of Politics'; Christine Carpenter, 'Political and Constitutional History: Before and After McFarlane'; and A.J. Gross, 'K.B. McFarlane and the Determinists: the Fallibilities of the English Kings, c. 1399-c. 1520' - look at the wider interpretative framework and reassess McFarlane's influential perception of the character of fifteenth-century politics. Others take up and explore particular themes upon which his writings touched: Anthony Tuck discusses Henry IV's foreign policy; I.M.W. Harvey considers whether there was popular politics in fifteenth-century England; Simon Payling traces the development of marriage contracts; Simon Walker examines the reasons why some kings came to be celebrated as popular saints; and Linda Clark examines the role of magnates and their affinities in the parliaments of 1386-1421.
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