Rébellion et résistance : modalités de désobéissance chez les élites politiques mogholes des XVIe-XVIIe siècles

Abstract : The present contribution surveys the different ways in which imperial authority was challenged by the political elites of 16th-17th-century Mughal India—a group that included members of the royal family (the mirzas or princes) as well as amirs, the high-ranking officials of the state generally considered to have constituted a form of nobility. The various types of contestation that successively prevailed among princes and amirs during the 16th-17th centuries are tightly connected, and their evolution globally bears witness to the gradual strengthening of royal authority throughout the period. In order to grasp the motivations and transformations of these “disobedience movements”, the article first outlines the balance of power between the padshah (emperor), the mirzas and the amirs during the early decades of Mughal state-building (ca. 1526-1585). It then focuses on princely rebellions and the amirs’ administrative resistance as these became the two major modes of defiance of imperial authority in the course of the so-called Mughal “golden age” (ca. 1585-1680)—a century characterized by an ongoing process of centralization which did not, however, result in the all-powerful state that the Indian empire has long incarnated in historiography.
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Corinne Lefèvre. Rébellion et résistance : modalités de désobéissance chez les élites politiques mogholes des XVIe-XVIIe siècles. M. A. García Garrido, R. Păun et G. Salinero. Paradigmes rebelles. Pratiques et cultures de la désobéissance à l'époque moderne, Peter Lang, p. 485-504, 2018, 978-2-8076-0712-5. ⟨halshs-02051441⟩

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