Participation of elites in the institutions of the Kingdom of Navarre (XVI-XVIII centuries)

Pablo Portús
2009 TIEMPOS MODERNOS   unpublished
Resumen: el presente artículo analiza como la nobleza navarra, en su intento de consolidar su papel predominante en la administración local, logró ser identificada como un grupo de poder elitista a lo largo de la Modernidad. Para ello se diseñó un nuevo cursus honorum, un proceso de desarrollo de carreras públicas estándar para todos los miembros de la aristocracia, adaptado al nuevo papel de la administración del Viejo Reino en el contexto de la Monarquía Hispánica. Palabras clave: Navarra,
more » ... clave: Navarra, nobleza, carrera pública, administración. Summary: the objective of the present article is to analyze the domain of elites in the administration of the Kingdom of Navarre during Modern Age. This nobility was conformed by families that controlled most important positions of power, and managed most of the wealth of the territory. This combination of political and cultural power granted them a preeminent social status in the Old Kingdom. We consider in this paper, their aspiration to maintain this privileged of position and the fears of losing it. On the other hand, assess the reinforced their practices of social prominence as well as other strategies, related to the public career in the new context the Spanish Monarchy.
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