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By Sarah Alyn Stacey

Taking clash as its collective subject, this ebook brings jointly the paintings of early smooth experts to provide a variety of insights into the political, social and non secular weather in Savoy among 1400 and 1700. The individuals concentrate on the wider context of early glossy ecu background, making transparent the occasionally missed political and old value of Savoy. the quantity explores the varied mechanisms wherein political, social and non secular conflicts have been articulated just about a variety of basic assets, lots of that are unpublished. The chapters provide vital views on matters akin to: the diplomatic family members among the courtroom of Savoy and likely international powers in the course of a time of eu unrest; the function of propaganda; the development of nationwide and spiritual identities; and persecution and resistance, significantly on the subject of the Reformation and the Waldensians. The conclusions which are proven increase a greater realizing of the background of Savoy and of the wider conflicts shaping Europe within the early sleek interval.

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3 Les choses se précipitent en 1589 : l’assassinat d’Henri III, en août, achève de plonger le royaume dans l’anarchie, divisé entre la Ligue et les royalistes, c’est-à-dire les huguenots et les catholiques modérés qui reconnaissent Henri IV comme roi. En Provence, les ligueurs, désemparés par la mort de leur chef Hubert de Vins, et peut-être manipulés par des agents savoyards, se décident à solliciter l’intervention personnelle de CharlesEmmanuel, déclaré protecteur de la province. Finalement, le duc entre en Provence en octobre 1590, à la tête de ses troupes.

34 While this was Oresko’s sole example (despite his deeply embedded empiricism), a more systematic reading of ambassadorial correspondence from Savoy’s ambassadors posted around Europe tends to confirm the shift to royal language as gradual in 1633: there was no definitive point at which all ambassadors uniformly changed their epistolary language. Savoy’s ambassador in Rome, Ludovico d’Agliè, whose placing of a royal coat of arms above his residence prompted the Venetian Senate’s outburst of letters to its ambassadors around Europe about the trattamento reale, was one the first to change his language, using the title ‘Serenissima Maestà’ [Most Serene Majesty] as early as January 1633.

Language and Sovereignty 17 Savoy’s royal campaign af fords an excellent case study both of the ways in which a dynasty sought to change its status, and of the limits of its success on the stages of domestic and international politics. In turn, it provides a means for examining critical issues relating to sovereignty in the early modern period, not least, as will be seen, with fresh analytical and methodological tools. On 23 December 1632, Vittorio Amedeo I issued an edict publicly declaring that his family was now to be treated as a royal dynasty, the socalled trattamento reale [royal treatment].

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