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The Resource Lord of the Pyrenees : Gaston Fébus, Count of Foix (1331-1391), Richard Vernier

Lord of the Pyrenees : Gaston Fébus, Count of Foix (1331-1391), Richard Vernier

Label
Lord of the Pyrenees : Gaston Fébus, Count of Foix (1331-1391)
Title
Lord of the Pyrenees
Title remainder
Gaston Fébus, Count of Foix (1331-1391)
Statement of responsibility
Richard Vernier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The reign of Gaston III, Count of Foix and self-proclaimed sovereign Lord of Béarn, stands out as one of the rare success stories of the 'calamitous' fourteenth century. By playing a skilful game of shifting allegiances and timely defiance, he avoided being drawn into the conflicts between his more powerful neighbours - France and English Aquitaine, Aragon and Castile - thus sparing his domains the devastations of warfare. Best known as a patron of the arts, and the author of a celebrated 'Book of the Hunt', Fébus - as he styled himself - also prefigures the eighteenth-century 'enlightened despots' with his effort to centralize government, protect natural resources and promote enterprise. But a sequence of mysterious tragedies - the abrupt dismissal of his wife, the slaying of his only legitimate son - reveal the dark side of the brilliant and enigmatic 'Sun Prince of the Pyrenees'. RICHARD VERNIER is Professor Emeritus of Romance Languages and Literatures, Wayne State University. He is the author of 'The Flower of chivalry: Bertrand du Guesclin and the Hundred Years War'
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vernier, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gaston
  • Gaston
  • Béarn (France)
  • France
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Kings and rulers
  • France
  • France
Label
Lord of the Pyrenees : Gaston Fébus, Count of Foix (1331-1391), Richard Vernier
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-211) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inheritance -- Apprenticeship -- Trials and tribulations -- Fébus revealed -- Challenges and designs -- Governing wisely -- Fébus at home -- Fébus, the author -- The Orthez mystery -- Endgame -- Death, and the spoils
Control code
ocn646848813
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846156571
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zdhk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646848813
Label
Lord of the Pyrenees : Gaston Fébus, Count of Foix (1331-1391), Richard Vernier
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-211) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inheritance -- Apprenticeship -- Trials and tribulations -- Fébus revealed -- Challenges and designs -- Governing wisely -- Fébus at home -- Fébus, the author -- The Orthez mystery -- Endgame -- Death, and the spoils
Control code
ocn646848813
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846156571
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zdhk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646848813

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