In the Shadow of Burgundy: The Court of Guelders in the Late Middle Ages

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Cambridge University Press, 26 lut 2004 - 470
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This book offers a wide-ranging study of the court of Guelders in the Low Countries, which offers an excellent vantage point for the study of late medieval court culture. Surrounded by the vast territories of the dukes of Burgundy, and feeling the growing power of the Valois dukes, it managed to remain independent until 1473. Rich archival sources convey the striking cultural and political richness of the court, poised between French and German spheres of influence, and shows how Guelders can be taken as representative of Europe's many medium-sized courts.
 

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INTRODUCTION
1
FUNCTIONS AND FUNCTIONARIES
21
A MEDIUMSIZED COURT ON ITS TRAVELS
59
IN SEARCH OF MONEY
89
THE IDEAL PRINCE
108
MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
149
THE WRITTEN AND THE SPOKEN WORD
173
READERS WRITERS AND ILLUMINATORS
220
VISUAL AND APPLIED ARTS
260
THE DUKE
309
THE DUKES
344
COURT CULTURE AND THE FORMING OF A TERRITORIAL
390
A RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BOOK COLLECTION
424
Index
455
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Gerard Nijsten teaches history at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

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