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Author Mackay, Ruth.

Title The limits of royal authority : resistance and obedience in seventeenth-century Castile / Ruth Mackay.

Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.


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 UniM Store  Q40375    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 193 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in early modern history.
Cambridge studies in early modern history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-190) and index.
Contents 1. Recruitment and royal authority -- 2. Making soldiers of townsmen -- 3. War, lords, and vassals -- 4. Common claims.
Summary In what is sometimes called the age of absolutism, Castilian nobles and commoners, tribunals and towns, were to a considerable degree able to resist and shape royal commands. Whilst there was little open conflict, there was sometimes a surprising amount of autonomy, rights, and reciprocity on the part of the king's vassals. This is a study of one such form of resistance: the opposition to military levies.
Subject Power (Social sciences) -- Spain -- Castile -- History -- 17th century.
Prerogative, Royal -- Spain -- Castile -- History -- 17th century.
Spain -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. -- History -- 17th century.
ISBN 0521643430 (hb)