The Making of a Court Society: Kings and Nobles in Late Medieval Portugal

The Making of a Court Society: Kings and Nobles in Late Medieval Portugal
Published:
April 1st 2003 by Cambridge University Press
Goodreads Rating:
3.60
Pages:
514
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ISBN10:
0521800110
ISBN13:
9780521800112

This full-length study of the Portuguese royal court in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries shows how women and men, noblemen and clergy, artisans and minor servants at the royal court lived in close proximity and were connected to each other. It describes the constant displacement of this complex community within the geographical space of Portugal, and how everyday life at court was shaped by ceremonial duties and common activities.