Prince, pen, and sword : Eurasian perspectives

Full title: Prince, pen, and sword : Eurasian perspectives / edited by Maaike van Berkel, Jeroen Duindam.
Other authors: Berkel, Maaike van, (Editor)
Duindam, Jeroen Frans Jozef, 1962- (Editor)
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Summary: "Prince, Pen, and Sword offers a synoptic interpretation of rulers and elites in Eurasia from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. Four core chapters zoom in on the tensions and connections at court, on the nexus between rulers and religious authority, on the status, function, and self-perceptions of military and administrative elites respectively. Two additional concise chapters provide a focused analysis of the construction of specific dynasties (the Golden Horde and the Habsburgs) and narratives of kingship found in fiction throughout Eurasia. The contributors and editors, authorities in their fields, systematically bring together specialised literature on numerous Eurasian kingdoms and empires. This book is a careful and thought-provoking experiment in the global, comparative and connected history of rulers and elites"--