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La Casa de Borgoña. La Casa del rey de España

José E. Hortal Muñoz, Félix L. Arroyo

José E. Hortal Muñoz / Félix L. Arroyo, La Casa de Borgoña : la Casa del rey de España, Leuven University Press, 2014, ISBN 9789058679772, 49,50 €.

Courts and royal households played a crucial role in the development of the political organization of early modern monarchies. The Duchy of Burgundy was the first to establish a highly sophisticated household that approximated perfection at the organizational level, and for this reason was recognised by contemporary monarchies. Philip I introduced this so called ‘Burgundian household’ at the court of Castile. Soon it managed to reinforce its preeminence over other less developed households of the Spanish monarchy, such as those of Aragon and Castile, and it became the sole household of the Universal Monarchy.

This book presents a wide-ranging and in depth portrait of the exceptional Burgundian household of the Spanish Habsburg kings, and reinterprets its role at the heart of the Spanish monarchy. This reference work, by the hands of several experts in the field, is a must have for every researcher interested in early modern political and institutional history. All texts are in Spanish.

P. Capdepón Verdú (Universidad de Castilla La Mancha), J.-M. Cauchies (Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis à Bruxelles/Université catholique de Louvain), F. Cosandey (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), C.J. de Carlos Morales (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IULCE), R. P. Fagel (Universiteit Leiden/IULCE), J. A. Guillén Berrendero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IULCE), J.E. Hortal Muñoz (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos/IULCE), E. Jiménez Pablo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IULCE), T. Knighton (Institució Milà i Fontanals-CSIC), F. Labrador Arroyo (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos/IULCE), A. López Álvarez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IULCE), M. Luzzi Traficante (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IULCE), J. Martínez Millán (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid/IULCE), D. Nogales Rincón (Centro de História. Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa/Fundación para la Ciencia y la Tecnología), L. Oliván Santaliestra (Universidad de Granada), M. de los Ángeles Pérez Samper (Universidad de Barcelona/IULCE), H. Pizarro Llorente (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas/IULCE), B. Alice Raviola (Università di Torino/IULCE), É. Rocher (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales).