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The politics of counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707
edited by Jacqueline Rose
Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2016
Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- List of abbreviations -- The problem of political counsel in Medieval and early modern England and Scotland / Jacqueline Rose -- "lele consial for the comoun profite:" kings, guardians and councils in the Scottish kingdom, c.1250-1450 / Michael Brown -- Counsel and the King's Council in England, c.1340-c.1540 / John Watts -- Counsel and conscience in Lancastrian England / Jeremy Catto -- Locality, polity and the politics of counsel: royal and urban councils in England, 1420-1429 / Eliza Hartrich -- "Perverst counsale?" Rebellion, satire and the politics of advice in fifteenth-century Scotland / Claire Hawes -- Councils, counsel and consensus in Henry VIII's Reformation / Richard Rex -- Elizabeth I and counsel / Susan Doran -- "Jerusalem thou dydst promise to buylde up:" kingship, counsel and early Elizabethan drama / Paulina Kewes -- Consultation, counsel and the "early Stuart period" in Scotland / Alan R. MacDonald -- Councils, providence and political legitimacy in early Virginia / Alexander Haskell -- Counsel and covenant: aristocratic conciliarism and the Scottish Revolution / Roger A. Mason -- Sir Edward Hyde and the problem of counsel in mid-seventeenth-century Royalist thought / Jacqueline Rose -- Councils, counsel and the seventeenth-century composite state / Jacqueline Rose -- Index.

Counsel was a fundamental element of the theoretical framework and practical workings of medieval and early modern government. Good rule was to be ensured by governors hearing wise advisers. This process of counsel assumed particular importance in England and Scotland between the 14th and 17th centuries because of the close adherence to ideas of the common good, commonweal, and community in this period. Yet, major changes in who gave counsel and how it operated were emerging. This volume identifies both the patterns and the moments of change while also recognising continuities. It examines counsel set in the context of Anglo-Scottish warfare, unions of the two nations, the Reformations, and early colonising ventures, as well as in the contingent circumstances of individual reigns and long-term evolutions in the nature of government. Examining counsel as ubiquitous yet archivally elusive, this volume uses government records, pamphlets, plays, poetry, histories, and oaths to establish a new framework for understanding advice. As it shows, a widespread belief in good counsel masked fundamental tensions between accountability and secrecy, inclusive representation and political cohesiveness, and between upholding and restraining sovereign authority.
Baker Berry AS122 .L5 v.204

Das Ornament der Masse : Essays
Kracauer, Siegfried, 1889-1966, author
Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp, 2014
Baker Berry AC35 .K646 2014