Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions

Royal Rage and the Construction of Anglo-Norman Authority, c. 1000-1250

Authors: McGrath, Kate

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  • Offers the first in-depth evaluation of the representation of royal anger in eleventh- and twelfth-century historical narratives
  • Analyzes the development of norms for royal anger and how Anglo-Norman and later English kings used anger as a political strategy
  • Explores how ecclesiastical historians both assisted and circumscribed the expansion of royal authority 
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This book explores how eleventh- and twelfth-century Anglo-Norman ecclesiastical authors attributed anger to kings in the exercise of their duties, and how such attributions related to larger expansions of royal authority. It argues that ecclesiastical writers used their works to legitimize certain displays of royal anger, often resulting in violence, while at the same time deploying a shared emotional language that also allowed them to condemn other types of displays. These texts are particularly concerned about displays of anger in regard to suppressing revolt, ensuring justice, protecting honor, and respecting the status of kingship. In all of these areas, the role of ecclesiastical and lay counsel forms an important limit on the growth and expansion of royal prerogatives.

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Kate McGrath is Associate Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, USA. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Royal Rage and the Construction of Anglo-Norman Authority, c. 1000-1250
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11223-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11223-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11222-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 220
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