The Duchess of Burgundy and Regent Alix of Vergy in the Light of Her Documents and Correspondence

Valentina Karlíková
2018 Prague Papers on the History of International Relations  
Submitted article focuses on the analysis of preserved documents and correspondence of the Duchess of Burgundy Alix of Vergy. The article surveys especially on the political pursuit of the duchess during her regency just on the basis of this kind of sources. The article analyzes individual documents and letters and subsequently reflects in them the events of the time period and the personality of the Duchess of Burgundy. In the first part are briefly outlined comprehensive historiography about
more » ... istory of Burgundy and current state of research in this topic. Also are outlined the life events of Alix of Vergy from being the wife of Odo III., through being the regent up to the position of mother of the ruling Duke of Burgundy. In the second and the main part the article deals with the analysis of documents and correspondence of Alix of Vergy during her regnancy. The article on the basis of the source reconstructs the extent of her political power, independence and free decision-making throughout her reign.
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