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Published: 09 May 2017

368 Pages | Numerous illus.

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198757108

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Magnanimous Dukes and Rising States

The Unification of the Burgundian Netherlands, 1380-1480

Robert Stein

Oxford Studies in Medieval European History

  • Tells the story of the rise of the House of Burgundy in the late fourteenth and the fifteenth centuries in the Netherlands
  • Shows how these developments laid the foundation for the modern states of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemburg
  • Displays the development of power relations and institutions in the field of tension between ruler and subject, between centralisation and particularism
  • Offers a highly original approach to the study of the Burgundian expansion in the Netherlands as a bottom-up as well as a top-down enterprise