Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: The World of Constable D. Afonso (c.1480-1504): Glimpses of Portuguese Dynastic Politics, Noble Household and Material Culture
Authors: Sá, Isabel dos Guimarães
Carvalhal, Hélder
Keywords: Court
Material Culture
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Baywolf Press
Citation: Isabel dos Guimarães Sá and Hélder Carvalhal, "The World of Constable D. Afonso (c.1480-1504): Glimpses of Portuguese Dynastic Politics, Noble Household and Material Culture", Portuguese Studies Review 21 (1) (2013), 153-171
Abstract: The main goal of this article is to unveil some dimensions of the life of Afonso (c.1480-1504), Constable of Portugal, and place him in the context of dynastic politics during late medieval/renaissance Iberian society. The illegitimate son of the deceased D. Diogo duke of Viseu, executed as a traitor by King D. João II, Afonso spent a hidden childhood in a remote village in Alentejo. After being rehabilitated by his uncle, King D. Manuel I, he experimented court life, albeit for a short period. The analysis of his "book of treasure", kept between 1500 to 1502 – one of the few ledgers surviving for this period – can provide glimpses to the daily life of his household, material culture and gender differences. Also, the informationit includes onhis private chambers and stablescanprovide some clues about the chivalric model of late medieval aristocracy, that can be found in a wide range of European monarchies of Christendom.
ISSN: 1057-1515
Type: article
Appears in Collections:CIDEHUS - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Abstract_Constable Afonso.pdf146.81 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpaceOrkut
Formato BibTex mendeley Endnote Logotipo do DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Dspace Dspace
DSpace Software, version 1.6.2 Copyright © 2002-2008 MIT and Hewlett-Packard - Feedback
UEvora B-On Curriculum DeGois