Princes and Princely Culture, 1450-1650

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This book contains thirteen essays on European princes and princely culture between 1450 and 1650. Many products of medieval and renaissance culture - literature, music, political ideology, social and governmental structures, the fine arts, and even forms of devotional practice - found their best expression in the context of the courts of greater and lesser princes. This volume, the first of two concentrating on the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era, has essays on selected courts north of the Alps and the Pyrenees: the court of Burgundy under the Valois dukes, that of France under Catherine de Medicis and of Henry IV, that of Scotland under Jameses III, IV, V, VI and of Mary, Queen of Scots, that of Margaret of Austria at Mechelen, of Scandinavia, of Heidelberg under Frederick the Victorious and Philip the Upright, and that of Maximilian I. Contributors include: Gayle K. Brunelle, Dagmar Eichberger, Annette Finley-Croswhite, Martin Gosman, Margriet Hoogvliet, Michael Lynch, Alasdair A. MacDonald, Olaf Morke, Jan-Dirk Muller, Rita Schlusemann, Alan Swanson, Arjo Vanderjagt, and Janet Hadley Williams.