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The van Arteveldes of Ghent: The Varieties of Vendetta and the Hero in History
Traditionally enshrined in the pantheon of Flemish national heroes, James van Artevelde and his son Philip assumed extraordinary powers at Ghent in 1338 and in 1382, respectively, when they led the city in bold but futile battles against the Flemish counts and their overlords, the kings of France. David Nicholas, drawing on a rich fund of archival and printed sources, offe ...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published August 28th 1988 by Cornell University Press
(first published 1988)
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