A Constellation of Courts
The Courts and Households of Habsburg Europe, 1555–1665
Edited by René Vermeir, Dries Raeymaekers, and José Eloy Hortal Muñoz
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Contributors Alejandro López Álvarez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Carlos Javier Carlos Morales (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Olivier Chaline (Université Paris IV - Sorbonne), Alicia Esteban Estríngana (Universidad de Alcalá), José Eloy Hortal Muñoz (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos), Birgit Houben (University of Antwerp), Katrin Keller (Universität Wien), José Martínez Millán (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Manuel Rivero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Astrid von Schlachta (Universität Regensburg), Werner Thomas (KU Leuven)
The political configuration of the Spanish Monarchy: the court and royal households
The court of Madrid and the courts of the viceroys
The economic foundations of the royal household of the Spanish Habsburgs, 1556-;1621
The household of archduke Albert of Austria from his arrival in Madrid until his election as governor of the Low Countries: 1570-;1595
Flemish elites under Philip III's patronage (1598-1621): household, court and territory in the Spanish Habsburg
Alicia Esteban Estríngana
The 'Spanish Faction' at the court of the archdukes Albert and Isabella
“Vous estez les premiers vassaux que j'aye et que j'aime le plus.” Burgundians in the Brussels courts of the widowed Isabella and of the Cardinal-Infant don Ferdinand (1621-1641)*
Anne of Austria, founder of the Val-de-Grâce in Paris
Some reflections on the ceremonial and image of the kings and queens of the House of Habsburg in the sixteenth and
From Graz to Vienna: structures and careers in the Frauenzimmer between 1570 and 1657
The Innsbruck court in the 17th century: identity and ceremonial of a court in flux
Quo vadis: present and potential approaches to the relations between the courts and households of the Habsburg dynasty in the Early Modern period
Appendix: Principal offices of the court of the Spanish Habsburg kings 371
Format: Edited volume - ebook
Publication: October 30, 2014
Series: Avisos de Flandes 15
José Eloy Hortal Muñoz is professor of Early Modern History at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.
René Vermeir is professor of Early Modern History at Ghent University.
In drawing attention to such deep structures of court life while acknowledging the flurry of politics, diplomacy and ceremonial, this collection makes an important contribution to our advancing understanding of the early modern court.
Steven Gunn, Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, Volume 129, Number 3, August 2016, pp. 447-500(54)
That is not to deny the considerable value of this collection, not least in bringing some of the latest research on Habsburg Europe to an anglophone readership and in showing how that research might develop in the future. The collection's brief conclusion deliberately makes the case that this is in effect work in progress. By pointing out further directions for research, the editors remind us of the vitality of work on the Habsburgs as one of Europe's most powerful and dazzling dynasties, and of how much more there is to do.
Toby Osborne, English Historical Review (2016) 131 (552): 1147-1149. doi: 10.1093/ehr/cew206