The Polish-Lithuanian Monarchy in European Context, c. 1500–1795

  • Richard Butterwick

About this book


The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is often considered an 'aberration' where monarchy was reduced by the nobility to impotence, and which was consequently partitioned. However, historians' reappraisal of monarchy in early modern Europe calls for a reconsideration of the extent of Polish-Lithuanian 'divergence'. The essays of this collection assess the institution and idea of monarchy in one of Europe's largest and most neglected states. It will appeal to all those interested in early modern history.


chronology Europe history monarchy nation Russia

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Butterwick
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen’s UniversityBelfastNorthern Ireland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41618-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-333-99380-4
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