Item description for Princes and Princely Culture, 1450-1650 (Brill's Studies in Intellectual History) by Arie Johan Vanderjagt...
Many products of medieval and renaissance culture -- literature, music, political ideology, social and governmental structures, the fine arts, forms of devotional piety, and also the social, political and literary self-representation of rulers -- found their best expression in the context of the courts of greater and lesser princes. This second volume on princes and princely culture between 1450 and 1650 -- the first was published in 2003 as volume 118/1 in this series -- contains twelve essays. These are focused on England under Edward IV, Henrys VII and VIII, Elizabeth I, and under James I and Charles I. The late fifteenth-century imperial court is treated in a piece on Matthias I Corvinus. The courts of Italy are represented by chapters on those of the Po Valley, the Medici of Florence, the Papal courts of Pius II and Julius II, and of Naples. Spanish court culture is discussed in contributions on Charles V, Philip II, and of Philip IV.
Readership: All those interested in the history of princely courts in the late Middle Ages and the Early Mordern Era, and their central position in the dissemination of culture.
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