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

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

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by Robert Knecht
     
 

ISBN-10: 1852855223

ISBN-13: 9781852855222

Pub. Date: 04/01/2007

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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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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:
627,512
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

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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The Valois: Kings of France 1328-1589 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
EugeneTX More than 1 year ago
This an outstanding book on understanding what was taking place in France for the centuries preceding Mary, Queen of Scots and clearly helps in understanding what France was like at the time. The Valois were supported by othere royal houses in France to include Guise (Mary's family, Lorraine, Navarre, Bourbon, Burgundy and others. It is a difficult book to read because it is a presentation of cold, unfeeling data but no less enjoyable. It clearly discusses how the concept of sanctification of the King's person began with Charles V and the christening. It discusses, in detail, hereditary rights and how those are considered under both canonical and secular laws. This will significantly increase your better understanding of all subsequent reading on France, England, Scotland, and many other of the smaller and surrounding reas i.e., Brittany, Normandy, Aquitaine, etc.