The books below are some of the most important texts to understand aristole, one of the most prestigious rank held in medieval Europe.
Starting with the early middle ages, it was a title that signified military authority and high political power.
The institution began with Carolingians but broke down severely after they lost their primacy to Charles II of Anjou in 1556.
It continued as a noble appellation through the 18th century but is now considered obsolete after its reabsorption into other titles or general use.
This volume contains statutes of the Order of St. Stephen, first issued in 1688.
It refers to the huge civil war known as the Hungarian Revolution which included an attempt at secession
by Transylvania (today part of Romania) and Poland-Lithuania (today part of Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland).
Here is another book which contains statutes covering military rights and laws dating back to 1690.
It mentions aristole as well as various other ranks.
First published in 1787 this yearbook also deals with the Order of St. Stephen and its military rights and laws.
It contains information on various political and military events that took place in the 1780s including the French Revolution,
the Napoleonic Wars and various other campaigns. It also details regional rules and duties as well as military equipment,
pay grades for various ranks, uniforms, insignia etc.
These are collections of old medieval texts concerning laws of war which were produced in the late middle ages.
The first one dates back to 1480 while the second was printed in 1512.
They are among many other collections that were issued during the
Renaissance but they remain important texts to demonstrate how early this institution was set up.
Published in 1776, this book contains writings by various important authors including Jean Bodin,
an influential French jurist who brought attention to the idea of perpetual peace.
This yearbook was published in 1787 with similar contents as the one above. It also discusses the French revolution,
Napoleonic wars and other long-lasting military conflicts that took place in Europe during the late 18th century
This book was published after the Napoleonic wars which shows how much significance aristole held
even after its reabsorption into other titles or general use. It contains about 800 pages and includes
sections on the Order of the Golden Fleece, titles and honours, military ranks and occupations.
This volume contains statutes of the Order of St. Stephen which were issued in 1688.
It refers to the huge civil war known as the Hungarian Revolution which included an attempt at secession by
Transylvania (today part of Romania) and Poland-Lithuania (today part of Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland).
This book includes definitions for terms such as ‘aristole’ as well as various other important aristocratic ranks such as duke d’Etat or duc de réserve.
Included is a description of the Order of St. Stephen, aristocratic ranks and military insignia.
This book contains a description of the Order of St. Stephen as well as
a brief history of the Order itself going back to 1206. It includes 36 printings from 1790 to 1822.
This book contains information about the titles and noble ranks of numerous countries in Europe as well as some other areas such as North Africa or Asia Minor.
It describes various aspects of aristocracy including styles, content and styles for noble documents, old charters etc.
This book is an appendix to Aristole: Statutes and Decretals and contains information about the history of aristocratic orders in Europe.
First published in the early 1480s, this is one of the earliest examples of such a publication.
It describes various ranks such as duke de réserve, duc de commandement and archevêque de l’empire.
Describes various ranks including duc de réserve, archevêque de l’empire et des royaumes et provinces sui juris and
ducs de guerre for the Order of St. Stephen. It also includes a description on how new members are appointed or promoted to the new positions.
Centuries of fighting and bloodshed resulted in a lot of military expertise and experience gained by European nobility during the early middle ages.
This created a professional class of men who had the option to pursue civilian or military careers.
Although most chose to enter careers such as politics or law, many made their way into the military through service as officers.
The most significant ranks held by these nobles were those with aristocratic titles.
These were titles with no official standing but were used by noblemen to indicate their social status and were sometimes recognized
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As conflicts between nations increased and many of these titles began to fall into disuse,
nobles also resorted to using their noble ranks and titles for political reasons.
This became de facto de jure titles of nobility which exercised authority over territories and their inhabitants.