In the Shadow of Burgundy : The Court of Guelders in the Late Middle Ages (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)
Gerard NijstenISBN: 0521820758; 9780521820752;
Book DescriptionThis wide-ranging study of the court of Guelders in the Low Countries provides an excellent vantage point for the study of late medieval court culture. Despite being surrounded by the vast territories of the dukes of Burgundy, and the growing power of the Valois dukes, the court managed to remain independent until 1473. Archival sources convey the striking cultural and political richness of the court, poised between French and German spheres of influence, and demonstrate how Guelders can be considered as representative of Europe's many medium-sized courts.