- Title Pages
- List of Illustrations
- Chronological Overview of Royal Confessors
- Part I Christian Princes, Counsellors, and Confessors
- 1 Councils and Counselling: Institutions
- 2 Counsel and Councillors: Debates
- 3 Royal Confessors as Counsellors: Role and Expertise
- Part II Royal Sins: Definitions and Transformations (<i>c.</i>1550–<i>c.</i>1650)
- 4 Identifying Royal Sins
- 5 The End of Just War as We Know It?
- 6 Taxes—Old and New
- 7 <i>Acceptio personarum</i>: Justice, Favours, and Merit
- Part III Counsels of Conscience
- 8 Confessors at Work
- 9 A Case Study: The Expulsion of the Moriscos
- 10 Favourites and Confessors
- Part IV How to be a Royal Confessor: From Prophecy to Ecclesiastical History
- 11 Confessors: Courtiers and Prophets?
- 12 Being Seneca—Stoic Lessons
- 13 The Confessor’s Paradox
- Part V The Eloquence of Silence
- 14 The Crisis of Counsel of Conscience
- 15 The Scandalous Confessor
- 16 Privatizing Royal Conscience
- Sources and Bibliography
- Voices of Conscience
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