Nobilities in Transition 1550-1700: Courtiers and Rebels in Britain and Europe

Nobilities in Transition 1550-1700: Courtiers and Rebels in Britain and Europe

by Ronald G. Asch, Ronald Asch
     
 

Nobilities in Transition explores the transformation of the nobility in the late 16th and 17th centuries. This book looks at political and social changes, examines the impact princely courts had on noblemen and women and their way of life and analyses issues such as the 'refeudalization' of state and society in southern Europe or the increasing urbanization of

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Nobilities in Transition explores the transformation of the nobility in the late 16th and 17th centuries. This book looks at political and social changes, examines the impact princely courts had on noblemen and women and their way of life and analyses issues such as the 'refeudalization' of state and society in southern Europe or the increasing urbanization of noble elites in the period under discussion. While paying due attention to the great heterogeneity of the nobility in Europe it nevertheless shows how the adherence to common values and ideals nevertheless gave noble elites coherence and a shared sense of identity.

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ISBN-13:
9780340625286
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/31/2003
Series:
Reconstructions in Early Modern History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Ronald G. Asch is Professor of History, Universitat Freiburg, Germany

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