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dc.contributor.authorBes, Lennart
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-18T14:01:03Z
dc.date.available2022-02-18T14:01:03Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52934
dc.description.abstractThis comparative study investigates court politics in four kingdoms that succeeded the s outh Indian Vijayanagara empire during the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries: Ikkeri, Tanjavur, Madurai, and Ramnad. Building on a unique combination of unexplored Indian texts and Dutch archival records, this research offers a captivating new analysis of political culture, power relations, and dynastic developments. In great detail, this monograph provides both new facts and fresh insights that contest existing scholarship. By highlighting their competitive, fluid, and dynamic nature, it undermines the historiography viewing these courts as harmonic, hierarchic, and static. Far from being remote, ritualised figures, we find kings and Brahmins contesting with other courtiers for power. At the same time, by stressing continuities with the past, this study questions recent scholarship that perceives a fundamentally new form of Nayaka kingship. Thus, this research has important repercussions for the way we perceive both these kingdoms and their ‘medieval’ precursors.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesColonial and Global History through Dutch Sourcesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJF Asian historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & governmenten_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1F Asia::1FK Indian sub-continent::1FKA Indiaen_US
dc.subject.otherSouth Asia, India, kingship, courts, modern history, diplomacy, political historyen_US
dc.titleThe Heirs of Vijayanagaraen_US
dc.title.alternativeCourt Politics in Early Modern South Indiaen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.24415/9789087283711en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy276c53fd-5f1d-4065-9fce-9628863ddca8en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByNederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
oapen.relation.isbn9789087283711en_US
oapen.collectionDutch Research Council (NWO)
oapen.imprintLUP Academic
oapen.series.number5en_US
oapen.pages596en_US
oapen.place.publicationLeidenen_US
oapen.grant.number317-51-010


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