Renaissance Dynasticism and Apanage Politics: Jacques de Savoie-Nemours 1531-1585 (Early Modern Studies, v. 9

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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. 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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Vester grew up in Virginia Beach, VA, attended university in Washington DC, and received his graduate training at the University of Virginia and UCLA. He taught at Southern Illinois University and is now a member of the History Department at West Virginia University. He and his wife Annastella have two children.

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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 was translated from the original English text. --Book News

This work effectively makes the point that in the sixteenth century, the leading families of Europe did not restrict their energies and interests to their own lands, but instead set their dynastic concerns in a broader perspective. Jacques de Savoie s life and career provide an excellent illustration of this phenomenon. Vester s work is well-researched and sets the account in its historical and historiographical context. ... Scholars and graduate students focusing on patronage networks and dynastic rivalries in early modern Europe will find this work very helpful. --Sixteenth Century Journal

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