By Robert Stein
Within the past due fourteenth and the 15th centuries, the Dukes of Valois-Burgundy created a composite monarchy within the Netherlands, a space that were ruled for hundreds of years by means of a number of nearby dynasties. during this approach they laid the basis for the trendy states of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxemburg. the increase of the home of Burgundy will be learn because the good fortune tale of a dynasty that during little over a century controlled to collect a number of principalities, therefore making a new nation. The Burgundian takeover, besides the fact that, ended in a modernization of management, jurisdiction, and funds. the method of unification and the nature of the union are the crucial issues of Magnanimous Dukes and emerging States. Robert Stein mirrors continuity and modernization in Burgundian instances with the financial ruin of the previous dynasties and the decline of feudal executive. The strong cities performed a tremendous heritage position; it was once simply with their help unification of the Netherlands used to be attainable, yet this aid used to be no longer unselfish. This learn is ready the advance of energy family members and associations within the box of hysteria among ruler and topic, among centralization and particularism.
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41 Beck, Sachwörterbuch. 42 Plancher, Histoire III, ccxlv–ccxlvi nr. CCXLVII. 43 Schoos, Machtkampf. 6. The murder of John the Fearless on the bridge of Montereau (1419). Late fifteenth-century copy in a manuscript of the Chroniques of Enguerrand de Monstrelet. Leiden University Library, VVG F 2 OUP CORRECTED PROOF – FINAL, 01/02/17, SPi The Titles 35 proved its worth when the position of John of Bavaria, Prince-bishop-elect of Liège, was under threat of a revolt by his subjects. 44 After Anton’s death in 1415, the collaboration diminished.
1. Estimate of the area and the number of inhabitants of the Burgundian provinces in the fifteenth century31 Province Flanders Brabant Holland Boulogne Picardy Hainaut Artois Guelders Luxemburg Namur Limburg Total Netherlands Burgundy Franche-Comté Total southern provinces Total Burgundian lands Area (km2) No. 7 28 Elliott, ‘Europe’, 51; Koenigsberger, Monarchies, 202; ‘Dominum’, 12; compare: Blockmans, Prevenier, Bourgondiërs, 39–43. 29 Blockmans, Metropolen, 17; Stein, ‘Urban network’. 30 Blockmans, ‘Voracious states’, passim.
4 Their unification under the house of Burgundy was the consequence of a dynamic process that started in 1363 with the acquisition of the duchy of Burgundy. The principalities mentioned came into the possession of the Burgundian house at many different points in time. At the time of his marriage, Charles the Bold controlled a territory exceeding 100,000 km2. The foundation for this territory had been laid more than a century previously, on 19 September 1356 to be precise, near to Poitiers on a piece of land no more than a few square kilometres in area, many miles from the Burgundian lands.
Magnanimous dukes and rising states : the unification of the Burgundian Netherlands, 1380-1480 by Robert Stein