ASCH, Ronald G., (ed.) BIRKE, Adolf M., (ed.) Studies of the German Historical Institute series.
Title: Princes, Patronage, and the Nobility : The Court at the Beginning of the Modern Age, c. 1450-1650. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Oxford University Press, Oxford and London, 1991, ISBN:0199205027
Seller ID: 113796
ASCH, Ronald G. and Adolf M. BIRKE, (eds.). Princes, Patronage, and the Nobility : The Court at the Beginning of the Modern Age, c. 1450-1650. London and Oxford : The German Historical Institute, London, 1991. First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xii,1-507,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. In the Studies of the German Historical Institute, London series. "This book dealswith the court as a crucial center of government and politics, and as the dominant focus for the ruling elites. Princes, Patronage, and the Nobility shows how the early modern court gradually developed from the medieval royal household, and how it functioned 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 ofintegrating a number of often vastly different provinces and principalitie s through the attraction of a court; the capital city's function as the basis of the court and as its rival; the role of the Court during the great religious conflicts of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; and the courtas an instrument for domesticating the nobility and a stronghold of aristo cratic influence." - from the dj. 1. Introduction : Court and Household from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Centuries by Ronald G. Asch; Part I. Court, Administration and Nobility in the Sixteenth Century. 2. The King's Court during the Wars of the Roses : Continuities in an Age of Discontinuitiesby Ralph A. Griffiths; 3. The court of the dukes of Burgundy : a model for Europe? by Werner Paravicini 4. The court of the German king and of the em peror at the end of the Middle Ages, 1440-1519 by Peter Moraw;- 5. How large was the court of Emperor Frederick III? by Paul-Joachim Heinig 6. Southern German Courts around 1500 by Dieter Stievermann. Part II. 7. Court, Council, and Nobility in Tudor England by David Starkey; 8. The Court of Philip II of Spain by M.J. Rodrguez-Salgado; 9. The Court as 'Civilizer' of the Nobility : Noble Attitudes and the Court in France in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries by Ellery Schalk; 10. Favourites and Factions at the Elizabethan Court by Simon Adams; 11. The Imperial Court of the Habsburgs : From Maximilian I to Ferdinand III, 1493-1657 by Volker Press -- Part III. Patronage and Court Politics in the Early Seventeenth Century. From Aristocratic household to princely court : restructuring patronage in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Antoni Maczak -- Papal power and family strategy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries / Wolfgang Reinhard -- The revival of monopolies : court and patronage during the personal ruleof Charles I, 1625-1642 by Caroline M. Hibbard -- The crown, Ministe´riat, and nobility at the court of Louis XIII / Klaus Malettke. (cont.) The Oran ge court : the configuration of the court in an old European republic by Heinz Schilling; 18. Sovereignty and Authority : The Role of the Court in theNetherlands in the First Half of the Seventeenth Sentury by Olaf Mörke. Ep ilogue 19. The Court : A Protean Institution and an Elusive Subject by R.J.W. Evans. $