The Princely Court: Medieval Courts and Culture in North-West Europe, 1270-1380

The Princely Court Medieval Courts and Culture in North West Europe In this engaging work Malcolm Vale sets out to recapture the splendor of court culture in Western Europe during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries Exploring the time between the death of St Loui

  • Title: The Princely Court: Medieval Courts and Culture in North-West Europe, 1270-1380
  • Author: Michael Vale
  • ISBN: 9780198205296
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this engaging work, Malcolm Vale sets out to recapture the splendor of court culture in Western Europe during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries Exploring the time between the death of St Louis and the rise of Burgundian power in the Low Countries, he illuminates a period in the history of princes and court life previously overshadowed by that of the courts of theIn this engaging work, Malcolm Vale sets out to recapture the splendor of court culture in Western Europe during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries Exploring the time between the death of St Louis and the rise of Burgundian power in the Low Countries, he illuminates a period in the history of princes and court life previously overshadowed by that of the courts of the dukes of Burgundy The result is a fascinating evaluation of the nature and role of the court in European history, and a celebration of a forgotten age.

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    1. Scholarly book about courts in England, France, and the Low Countries in the time period the subtitle says. It pays most attention to the Low Countries, that is, what is now Belgium and the Netherlands, which at the time was a bunch of counties, duchies, and so on variously dependent on the kings of France, the kings of England, or the emperors of Germany. "Court" is a loose concept, more or less meaning everyone who hangs around the prince. For sources, this book is mostly based on surviving re [...]

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