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La Cour de Bourgogne à Paris, 1363-1422

Abstract : At the turn of the 15th century, Paris, capital of the French Realm, became the centre of a major power stuggle. As the minority and then madness of King Charles VI weakened the monarchy, the Royal Princes began to play a dominant role in governing the country. They therefore stayed in Paris, as by controlling the capital they would also control the country. This work sets out to study the relations which developed between Paris and the court of the Dukes of Burgundy, Philip the Bold, John the Fearless and Philip the Good, during threir stays in the capital, until 1422. The presence of the court in the city was first and foremost visible through the ducal hotels, but also through the movements of court members and the urban spread of signs associated with the dukes. Economic ties were also developed : by buying goods from local merchants, the court influenced the urban market. At the same time, it also had to adapt its logistical organisation to the urban environment. On a personal level, courtiers and city-dwellers had numerous occasions to interact. The duke often intervened to prevent any tension between his people and the townsfolk, whilst building up his Parisian networks through generous gifts. Finally, the court was itself on display on feast days and other special occasions, which were also used as a means of communicating with the townspeople. This emphasises the role played by the court in the exercise of power
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Florence Berland. La Cour de Bourgogne à Paris, 1363-1422. Histoire. Université de Lille 3, 2011. Français. ⟨tel-02116311⟩

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