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Assessing the Luxembourgs: The Image of Wenceslas and Sigismund in the Correspondence of Italian Ambassadors



Year of publication 2024
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Based on the correspondence produced by Italian ambassadors at the imperial court, this chapter analyses and compares the image of two monarchs from the Luxembourg dynasty, the (half-)brothers Wenceslas and Sigismund. The author gradually examines the reflection on the sovereign and his behaviour, the court and courtiers, and finally the rituals, ceremonies and festivities. The testimonies of foreign diplomats show marked differences in the "rulership style" of the two kings.
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