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Princes, Patronage, and the Nobility

The Court at the Beginning of the Modern Age, C. 1450-1650

Princes, Patronage, and the Nobility( )
Editor: Asch, Ronald
Birke, Adolf M.
Series title:Studies of the German Historical Institute, London Ser.
Publication Date:Jul 1991
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $120.00
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Using a comparative perspective, this volume studies the court as a crucial center of government and politics, as well as the dominant focus for the ruling elites. The essays explore how the early modern court gradually developed from the medieval royal household to its very different form in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Comparing England, Germany, France, Spain as well as the Netherlands and Italy, the editors find that several common themes emerge: the problem of...
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