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The deeds of Louis the Fat

Author: Suger, Abbot of Saint Denis; Richard Cusimano; John Moorhead
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©1992.
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A text frequently cited in textbooks and monographs, this book presents the first English translation of the deeds of a major figure in French history, King Louis the Fat (1108-1137), describing the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Biography
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Suger, Abbot of Saint Denis, 1081-1151.
Deeds of Louis the Fat.
Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)609332302
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suger, Abbot of Saint Denis; Richard Cusimano; John Moorhead
ISBN: 0813207576 9780813207575 0813207584 9780813207582
OCLC Number: 24068372
Language Note: Translated from the Latin of: Vita Ludovici Grossi Regis.
Notes: Translation of: Vita Ludovici Grossi Regis.
Description: xiv, 223 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue --
His valor as a youth and how he valiantly drove back William Rufus, the very powerful king of the English, who was making trouble for his father's kingdom --
How he prevented the noble Burchard of Montmorency and his accomplices from attacking St. Denis --
How the lord Louis forced Count Matthew of Beumont to restore the castle of Luzarches to Hugh of Clermont, after he himself a had attacked the same castle with great force --
How, when he had besieged Chambly, another castle of the same Matthew, a sudden storm forced his host to flee, so that if Louis himself had not bravely fought back, the host would have nearly been destroyed ; and How Matthew himself gave satisfaction to him with humility --
Ebles, Count of Rouncy --
The castle of Meung --
The Castle of Montaigu --
How Milo gained entrance into the Castle of Montlhéry --
Bohemond, prince of Antioch --
The arrival of Pope Paschal in France, his quarrel over investitures with the emperor, Henry, and his arrest at Rome by the emperor --
The capture of the castle of Germany --
The capture of the castle of Sainte-Sév̀ere --
The death of King Philip --
His accession to the kingship --
The capture of Ferté-Baudouin and the rescue of the count of Corbeil and Anselm of Garlande --
The interview between King Louis and King Henry of the English at Néaufles --
The treachery committed at La Roche-Guyon by William, brother-in-law of Guy ; The death of Guy and the swift revenge against William --
How he took away the castles of Mantes and Montlhéry from his brother Philip, who made a stand against him --
How he destroyed the castle of Le Puiset after he captured Hugh --
The release of Hugh of Le Puiset --
The attack on Toury and the rebuilding of Le Puiset --
Hugh's recurring treachery --
The alliance of peace between the king of England, the king of Gaul, and Count Theobald --
The overthrow of Thomas of Marle's castles at Crécy and Nouvion --
How he gained possession of the castle of Germigny and gave judgment against Haimo Vairevache --
Conflict with King Henry of England --
The pontificate of Calixtus and the Abbacy of St. Denis --
How he assembled the host of the kingdom, warded off the German threat, and rendered thanks to the blessed Dionysius --
His expeditions into the Auvergne --
The murder of Count Charles of Flanders --
The death of Thomas of Marle --
The visit of Pope Innocent to France --
How he prepared for death --
His pious death and burial.
Other Titles: Vita Ludovici Grossi Regis.
Responsibility: Suger ; translated with introduction and notes by Richard Cusimano and John Moorhead.

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