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The Resource Dynasty and piety : Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg political culture in an age of religious wars, Luc Duerloo

Dynasty and piety : Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg political culture in an age of religious wars, Luc Duerloo

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Dynasty and piety : Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg political culture in an age of religious wars
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Dynasty and piety
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Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg political culture in an age of religious wars
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Luc Duerloo
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Language
eng
Summary
The youngest son of Emperor Maximilian II, and nephew of Philip II of Spain, Archduke Albert (1559-1621) was originally destined for the church. However, dynastic imperatives decided otherwise and in 1598, upon his marriage to Philip's daughter, the Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia, he found himself ruler of the Habsburg Netherlands, one of the most dynamic yet politically unstable territories in early-modern Europe. Through an investigation of Albert's reign, this book offers a new and fuller understanding of international events of the time, and the Habsburg role in them. Drawing on a wide range of archival and visual material, the resulting study of Habsburg political culture demonstrates the large degree of autonomy enjoyed by the archducal regime, which allowed Albert and his entourage to exert a decisive influence on several crucial events: preparing the ground for the Anglo-Spanish peace of 1604 by the immediate recognition of King James, clearing the way for the Twelve Years' Truce by conditionally accepting the independence of the United Provinces, reasserting Habsburg influence in the Rhineland by the armed intervention of 1614 and devising the terms of the Oñate Treaty of 1617. In doing so the book shows how they sought to initiate a realistic policy of consolidation benefiting the Spanish Monarchy and the House of Habsburg. Whilst previous work on the subject has tended to concentrate on either the relationship between Spain and the Netherlands or between Spain and the Empire, this book offers a far deeper and much more nuanced insight in how the House of Habsburg functioned as a dynasty during these critical years of increasing religious tensions. Based on extensive research in the archives left by the archducal regime and its diplomatic partners or rivals, it bridges the gap between the reigns of Philip II and Philip IV and puts research into the period onto a fascinating new basis.--
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Duerloo, L
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940.232092
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Albrecht
  • Habsburg, House of
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
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Dynasty and piety : Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg political culture in an age of religious wars, Luc Duerloo
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface; Introduction; Wet paint; Rural pursuits; Burning lamps; Lewd instruments; Calculated ambiguities; Family matters; Fatal ambitions; Old masters; Unfolding legacies; Cometary turmoil; Virgin victorious; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb17608946
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 592 pages
Isbn
9780754669043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 019302456
  • (IeDuTC)b147864379
  • (Uk)015978532
  • (OCoLC)754389809
Label
Dynasty and piety : Archduke Albert (1598-1621) and Habsburg political culture in an age of religious wars, Luc Duerloo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Preface; Introduction; Wet paint; Rural pursuits; Burning lamps; Lewd instruments; Calculated ambiguities; Family matters; Fatal ambitions; Old masters; Unfolding legacies; Cometary turmoil; Virgin victorious; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb17608946
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 592 pages
Isbn
9780754669043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 019302456
  • (IeDuTC)b147864379
  • (Uk)015978532
  • (OCoLC)754389809

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