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1 Elliott, J.H. and Brockliss, L.W.B. (edited by) The World of the Favourite
London Yale University Press 1999 0300076444 / 9780300076448 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which has a little creasing to top edge. xv + 320 pages. 74 illustrations. Observers in England, Spain, France and many other European states in the 16th and 17th centuries grew increasingly alarmed by the growing influence of favourites, or minister-favourites. These individuals appeared to be usurping powers and duties normally exercised by monarchs. In this pioneering book, a team of international scholars considers the emergence of favourites in Europe, probing beyond the well-known life stories of such as the Duke of Buckingham, Cardinal Richelieu and the Count-Duke of Olivares. Contributors are Professors Ronald G. Asch, Jean Berenger, James M. Boyden, L.W.B. Brockliss, Jonathan Brown, Pauline Croft, J.-F. DubostJ.H. Elliott, Antonio Feros, M. Fumaroli, Paul E.J. Hammer, Knud V. Jesperson, Antoni Maczak, Linda Levy Peck, Orest Ranum, I.A.A. Thompson, David Wootton, Blair Worden. Comprises : Part One - The Emergence of the Minister - Favourite; Part Two - Favourites in Office; Part Three - Representations of the Favourite; Part Four - The Twilight of the Favourite. 
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