What does '' in a duchy that was quite insular and territorial'' mean in this sentence? Thanks in advance Given the link with new territories and conquest, ruling elites wore feathers partly to express their power and reach. But there were also more complex reasons. In 1599, for example, Duke Frederick of Wurttemberg held a display at his court at which he personally appeared wearing a costume covered in exotic feathers and representing the Americas. This was not just a symbol of power, but of cultural connectedness, Rublacksuggests: The message seems to be that he was embracing the global in a duchy that was quite insular and territorial.’
Nov 18, 2021 11:17 AM
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December 23, 2021
A duchy is a a territory ruled by a duke, in the same way that a kingdom is ruled by a king. Insular means "inwardly focussed" and usually refers to people who are isolated, such as those living on an island, or, by extension, those who are narrow-minded and have no experience of the broader world. Territorial means protective of one's territory. So Duke Wurttemberg, who is normally concerned only with the affairs of Wurttemberg is, by putting on exotic feathers, acting like he is concerned with global issues. Does that help?
November 18, 2021
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