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Renaissance dynasticism and apanage politics; Jacques de Savoie-Nemours, 1531-1585.


Renaissance dynasticism and apanage politics; Jacques de Savoie-Nemours, 1531-1585.

Vester, Matthew.

Truman State University Press


290 pages


Early modern studies series; 8


Characterizing Jacque as of one of the most brilliant courtiers and military leaders in Renaissance Europe, Vester (history, West Virginia U.) presents a rather unconventional biography that balances events in his life with the position of a dynasty and the political culture that embraced them both. He shows how Jacque's life embodied such aspects of early modern political culture as dynastic relations, kinship, institutional developments, aristocratic culture, warfare, and strategic interests. The French version Jacques de Savoie-Nemours: L'Apanage du Genevois au coeur de la puissance dynastique savoyarde au XVIe siecle, published in 2008 by Librairie Droz, was translated from the original English text.

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