Books and libraries: The reception of commynes in Spain

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This article aims to analyse the influence of the works of the French historian Philippe de Commynes in Spanish literature of the early seventeenth century. For this purpose, we will locate his works in the catalogues of the main libraries of Spanish Golden Age and we will analyse the using of the historian by the political writers of the first half of the century. In a context where the discussion on the Reason of State was intensified, the influence of Justus Lipsius was crucial to revitalize the figure of Commynes in Spain, exalting him as a prudent, political and orthodox writer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-114
JournalEdad de Oro
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Education of princes
  • Libraries
  • Lipsius
  • Philippe de commynes
  • Spain


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