The Making of a Court Society
Kings and Nobles in Late Medieval Portugal
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Making of a Court Society by Rita Costa Gomes
Book DescriptionThis 2003 book is an important full-length study of the Portuguese royal court in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It describes the fundamental importance of the court in defining the social position of kings, and shows how kings and nobles redefined one another, despite many celebrated political rivalries within the broader Iberian context. The book contains a detailed comparative analysis of the way royal courts were organized, and of the status, professional and gender groups inside the Portuguese court. The characteristics of the court society as a whole, however, were rooted mostly in the dynamics of hierarchy and interdependence - in the specific ways the different parts and the individuals were bonded to each other. These bonds are discussed in light of later medieval concepts and theories. The book also describes the constant displacement of this complex community within Portugal, and how life at court was shaped by ceremonial duties and common activities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521036955
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rita Costa Gomes
Making of a Court Society, Hardback (April 2003)» View all books by Rita Costa Gomes
An analysis of the Portuguese royal court in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, first published in 2003.
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Author Biography - Rita Costa Gomes
Rita Costa Gomes is Professor of History at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
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