The Economics of Power: The Private Finances of the House of Foix-Navarre-Albret during the Religious Wars

S. Amanda Eurich

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The author tackles an important subject: the financing of an aristocratic house in sixteenth-century France during the religious wars. (SCE&S 24)

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Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies, Vol. 24

The author tackles an important subject: the financing of an aristocratic house in sixteenth-century France during the religious wars. The house she examines, that of Foix-Navarre-Albret, was second in importance only to the royal house. Eurich uncovers a quantity of hitherto unexamined sources and deftly analyzes the information, using it to modify a significant number of widely held theories advanced by leading scholars.

[The book] presents a great deal of fresh information, grapples with important problems, challenges some leading historians (Stone, Mousnier, Salmon et al.), and comes up with answers I find very persuasive.

Robert M. Kingdon

Contents

List of Tables
Genealogy of the House of Foix-Navarre-Albret
Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
Perspectives

Landed Revenues
The Fruits of Office and the Bounty of Kings
The Economy of Patronage
Dietary Conceits and Purveyorship Contracts
The Burden of Status
Financing the Faith

Conclusion
Glossary of Measurements
Bibliography
Index

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