Sabaudian Studies: Political Culture, Dynasty, & Territory, 1400–1700 (Early Modern Studies, Volume 12)

This number of interdisciplinary essays introduces the heritage and tradition of the lands governed via the sovereign residence of Savoy through the overdue medieval and early smooth sessions, territories now a part of France, Italy, and Switzerland. as the Sabaudian nation-states have been geographically, linguistically, and culturally assorted and didn't evolve right into a unmarried sleek geographical region, their early heritage has been missed through historians whose views have been frequently expert through a slim, nationwide framework.

An foreign staff of students bargains new examine that de-provincializes a few of the latest wealthy scholarly checks of the historic value of those lands, which have been vital for rulers and topics all through early sleek Europe. the quantity explores the concept that of “Sabaudian studies” and identifies historiographic advancements and present developments within the box. starting with the geography and the historical past of the realm, the essays learn Sabaudian political tradition (diplomatic perform, judicial associations, and political thought), dynastic illustration (court gala's and celebrations, and the projection of dynastic status out of the country, with consciousness to the sacred background of the house), and territorial domination (its economic, non secular, feudal, and composite dimensions).

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