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Philip the Good: The Apogee of Burgundy
Under Philip the Good, grandson of the founder of the duchy's power, Burgundy reached its apogee. Professor Vaughan portrays not only Philip the Good himself, perhaps the most attractive personality among the four great dukes, but the workings of the court and of one of the most efficent - if not necessarily the most popular - administrations in fifteenth-century Europe. T ...more
Paperback, 516 pages
Published July 10th 2014 by Boydell Press
(first published February 21st 2011)
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If you want to know about Philip the Good this is the way to go. A little dry, lots of politics, and even though it is an older publication, still the go to source for info on Philip. Great excerpts from letters and correspondence which give a nice glimpse into his life.