"This carefully structured and tightly argued book belongs on the priority list of all who study European courts...important and rich..." Renaissance Quarterly
"Specialists on the medieval Low Countries should already be familiar with Nijsten's work, so the intended market is presumably the burgeoning wider field of Court Studies. This will be well served by this fluent translation of a thoroughly researched, methodologically up-to-date and carefully written consideration of cultural life at one of the many princely courts of the Low Countries." Sixteenth Century Journal Paul Arblaster, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
This book offers a wide-ranging study of the court of Guelders in the Low Countries, offering an excellent vantage point for the study of late medieval court culture. Poised between French and German spheres of influence, it shows how Guelders can be taken as representative of Europe's many medium-sized courts.