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Kingship and Propaganda: Royal Eloquence and the Crown of Aragon c.1200-1450

Suzanne F. Cawsey

Abstract

In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Crown of Aragon in Spain was a rapidly expanding and powerful political unit with an original form of representative government. Throughout this period, a series of energetic and talented rulers sought to maintain royal authority and govern their realms effectively. Their persuasive rhetoric, and that of their advisers, is preserved in the archives of the Crown of Aragon in Barcelona, which provide a rich and under-exploited vein of source material for historians. There are long letters to their subjects, historical works, and the proceedings of ... More

Keywords: politics, representative government, royal authority, persuasive rhetoric, royal eloquence, political discourse, persuasion, Crown of Aragon, Spain, medieval period

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199251858
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251858.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne F. Cawsey, author
Operations Manager, The Historical Association

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