Dynastic Marriage Policy 1400-1525

Korean Minjok Leadership Academy

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December 20th 2008
December 11th 2008
December 11th 2008
December 4th 2008
October 1st 2008
September 14th 2008
September 3rd 2008

December 20th 2008 . . go to LSE's Log

I want you to consider the following : statistically, 30-40 % of students have succeeded in completing their research papers. In the coming year you wll be very busy, AP & SAT test season, in the fall the college application essays.
All the more important for you, in order to complete your research paper, is good time management. Get as much done in the winter vacation, and in nthe period May o eptember, as possible.
With he topic you chose you may fnd yourself unhappy with the information base you have at present. When I wrote my doctoral thesis, it took me 2 3/4 years to establish a database and 3 months to write it. But you never know when you have enough of a database; the point you begin to write is one arbitrarily decided by you. I believe some students fail to complete their paper, because they do not start writing until they realize it is too late.

December 11th 2008 . . go to LSE's Log

okay. I altered the numbers III.3. The success or failure of dynastic marriage policy and III.4. Significant results of marriage policy based on its purpose into III.4 and III.5 respectively.

December 11th 2008 . . go to LSE's Log

looks good to me. You may want to look into Speedy Look; these articles, although in strange English, may be more informative than the articles in the English edition of the Wikipedia.

December 4th 2008 . . go to LSE's Log

The decision to limit yourself on France makes sense.
Dynastic policy does not apply only to the royal house, but also to the owner of a tiny castle who marries the daughter of the knight next door.
Chapter II - Dynastic Policy of the French Royal House
Chapter III - Dynastic Policies of France's Ducal Dynasties
In the conclusion you might discuss the difference of both.

November 29th 2008

Check out this site http://www.guide2womenleaders.com/womeninpower/Womeninpower1400.htm

October 1st 2008

Check Speedy Look, a Wikipedia-style website launched in France, in (sometimes awkward) English. For example http://www.speedylook.com/List_counts_then_dukes_of_Nevers.html List of Dukes of Nevers (includes Dukes of Burgundy). Speedy Look often more detailed on French history.
Another option : go from (brief) articles in the English language version of the Wikipedia to the respective articles in the French language edition.

September 14th 2008

To find lists of rulers of various dynasties try Regnal Chronologies http://my.raex.com/~obsidian/genindex.html
For instance : Germany, N-R you find lists of the Counts / Grand Dukes of Nassau 1093-1866; further down the Pfalzgrafen = Counts Palatine (HRE Electors) 6th century to 1806 etc.
In order to use this site, you have to have an idea where the respective dynasty was centered.

September 3rd 2008

Objects of dynastic policy, in order of rank, within Catholic Europe :
    Empires, Kingdoms; within the HRE : Archduchies, Duchies, Counties

Learn to distinguish hereditary monarchies and elective monarchies; also study about the respective country's laws regarding inheritance (could daughters inherit or not ?)

Get maps showing Europe c.1400, c.1525 (Try www.euratlas.com, my collection of historical atlasses). Once you have an overview of the potential objects of dynastic marriage policy, and which objects, once acquired, were easier to hold on to for a dynasty.
Then you could take the next step and study individual cases.

While you do this, establish a Working List of References, to which you add while you are going along. Once you see where you are going, you can compose a Working Table of Contents. These two should be the first items you post.