ISBN-10:
0812213823
ISBN-13:
9780812213829
Pub. Date:
05/06/1999
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
The Promised Lands: The Low Countries Under Burgundian Rule, 1369-1530 / Edition 2

The Promised Lands: The Low Countries Under Burgundian Rule, 1369-1530 / Edition 2

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The Promised Lands: The Low Countries Under Burgundian Rule, 1369-1530 / Edition 2

They were, in the words of one contemporary observer, "the Promised Lands." In all of Europe, only Northern Italy could rival the economic power and cultural wealth of the Low Countries in the later Middle Ages.

In The Promised Lands, Wim Blockmans and Walter Prevenier trace the relations between the cultural and economic developments of the Low Countries and the political evolution of the region under the rule of the dukes of Burgundy. Combining political, diplomatic, administrative, economic, social, artistic, and cultural history, Blockmans and Prevenier have synthesized the most recent research on the subject--much of it their own--to produce the most accessible and authoritative book in English on the subject.

This is an updated and revised translation of a classic work first published in 1988, now expanded and reoriented toward a broader international readership.

Wim Blockmans is Professor of Medieval History at the State University at Leiden, Netherlands. Walter Prevenier is Professor of History at the State University of Ghent, Belgium.

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ISBN-13: 9780812213829
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/06/1999
Series: The Middle Ages Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.21(d)

About the Author

Wim Blockmans is Professor of Medieval History at the State University at Leiden, Netherlands. Walter Prevenier is Professor of History at the State University of Ghent, Belgium.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note
Preface
The Dynasties of the Burgundian Low Countries

1. Perspectives on the Burgundian Dynasty in the Low Countries
2. A New European Power in the Making, 1363-1405
3. Burgundian Interests in France and the Low Countries, 1404-1425
4. The Decisive Years, 1425-1440
5. The Difficult Path Toward an Integrated State, 1440-1465
6. The Promised Lands, 1440-1475
7. War, Crisis, and a Problematic Succession, 1465-1492
8. The Second Flowering, 1492-1530
9. The Burgundian Legacy

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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