Renaissance Dynasticism and Apanage Politics

Renaissance Dynasticism and Apanage Politics

Jacques De Savoie-Nemours, 1531-1585

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One of the most brilliant courtiers and military leaders in Renaissance France, Jacques de Savoie, duke of Nemours, was head of the cadet branch of the house of Savoy, a dynasty that had ruled over a collection of lands in the Western Alps since the eleventh century.
One of the most brilliant courtiers and military leaders in Renaissance France, Jacques de Savoie, duke of Nemours, was head of the cadet branch of the house of Savoy, a dynasty that had ruled over a collection of lands in the Western Alps since the eleventh century. Jacques' cousin Emanuel Filibert, duke of Savoy and ruler of the Sabaudian lands, fought against Jacques, and each expanded their influence at the other's expense, while also benefitting from the other's position. This study examines the complex and rich relationship of the noble cousins that spanned the battlefields, bedchambers, courts, and backrooms of taverns from Paris to Turin to the frontiers between the Genevois and Geneva. Each prince played key roles in sixteenth-century European politics due to their individual and dynastic identities. Jacques' apanage of the Genevois was a virtual state-within-a-state, the institutional expression of a simultaneously competitive and cooperative relationship between two branches of a sovereign house. Here Matthew Vester provides a new picture of the nobility and of the European political landscape that moves beyond old views and taps into the unspoken cultural rules governing dynastic relations.

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Originally published in French (translated from the English text) as: Jacques de Savoie-Nemours. Genaeve: Droz, 2008. (Cahiers d'humanisme et Renaissance,; v. 85)

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Characterizing Jacque as of one of the most brilliant courtiers and military leaders in Renaissance Europe, Vester (history, West Virginia U.) presents a rather unconventional biography that balances events in his life with the position of a dynasty and the political culture that embraced them both. He shows how Jacque's life embodied such aspects of early modern political culture as dynastic relations, kinship, institutional developments, aristocratic culture, warfare, and strategic interests. The French version Jacques de Savoie-Nemours: L'Apanage du Genevois au coeur de la puissance dynastique savoyarde au XVIe siécle, published in 2008 by Librairie Droz, was translated from the original English text. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Kirksville, Mo. : Truman State University Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9781612480732
161248073X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (290 pages) : illustrations, genealogical table, maps

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