The Valois: Kings of France 1328-1589 / Edition 1

The Valois: Kings of France 1328-1589 / Edition 1

by Robert Knecht
     
 

The house of Valois ruled France for 250 years, playing a crucial role in its establishment as a major European power. This extremely well-written and structured book will appeal to the general reader.

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Overview

The house of Valois ruled France for 250 years, playing a crucial role in its establishment as a major European power. This extremely well-written and structured book will appeal to the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852855222
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,487,396
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Knecht is Emeritus Professor of French History at Birmingham University and a leading authority on early modern French history. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of Renaissance France, Catherine de'Medic,The French Wars of Religion and Renaissance Warrior and Patron: The Reign of Francis I..

Table of Contents

IllustrationsIntroduction1 A new Dynasty2 The Hundred Years' War3 The Marmousets4 Armagnacs versus Burgundians5 From Bourges to Paris6 The 'Universal Spider'7 The End of Breton Independence8 The Lure of Italy9 Valois versus Habsburg10 A Renaissance Court11 Royal Authority12 The Challenge of Heresy13 Mother and Sons14 The Last Valois15 AssessmentNotesBibliographyIndex

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