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The Princely Courts of Europe By Edited by John William Adamson

The Princely Courts of Europe
by Edited by John William Adamson

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In the period between the Renaissance and the French Revolution, the courts of Europe were the single most influential institutions anywhere. This book shows how the courts functioned, how they were interrelated and why they were the main cultural centres of Europe.
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The Princely Courts of Europe by Edited by John William Adamson

In the period between the Renaissance and the French Revolution, the court was paramount in European political and cultural life. It was not only the princes' place of residence, it functioned as the seat of government, the stage for factional and dynastic rivalries, and often as a major source of artistic patronage. Explore twelve of the great European courts. Learn how these households were run, how the architecture of their palaces and gardens was adapted to the routines of courtly life, what role the courts played in the princes' relations with the wider community of the realm, and how magnificence and ritual were deployed to political ends. It's a lavish introduction to a vanished world.

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About Edited by John William Adamson


John Adamson is a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and has written extensively on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century political and cultural history. He is a winner of the Royal Historical Society's Alexander Prize and the Universit

Table of Contents


The Kingdom of France, Olivier Chaline; the Kingdoms of Spain, Fernando Checa; the Kingdom of England, John Adamson; the united provinces of the Netherlands, Jonathan Israel; the patrimony of St Peter, Henry Dietrich Fernandez; Austria and Bohemia, Jeroen Duindam; the Electorate of Bavaria, Rainer Babel; the Electorate of Brandenburg and the Kingdom of Prussia, Markus Volkel; the Duchy of Savoy, Robert Oresko; the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Marcello Fantoni; the Empire of Russia, Lindsay Hughes; the Kingdom of Sweden, Fabian Persson.

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GOR003625386
The Princely Courts of Europe by Edited by John William Adamson
Edited by John William Adamson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
1999-09-30
288
0297836536
9780297836537
N/A
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