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Saint Louis

Author: Jacques Le Goff; Gareth Evan Gollrad
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : English language edView all editions and formats
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"Armed with the considerable resources of the nouvel historien, Jacques Le Goff mines existing materials about Saint Louis to forge a new historical biography of the king. Part of his ambitious project is to reconstruct the mental universe of the thirteenth century: Le Goff describes the scholastic and intellectual background of Louis' reign and, most importantly, he discusses methodology and the interpretation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Le Goff, Jacques, 1924-
Saint Louis.
Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)746279917
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Le Goff; Gareth Evan Gollrad
ISBN: 9780268033811 0268033811
OCLC Number: 229020955
Description: xxxii, 947 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The life of Saint Louis. From birth to marriage (1214-1234) ; From marriage to the Crusade(1234-1248) ; The Crusade and the stay in the Holy Land (1248-1254) ; From one Crusade to the next and death (1254-1270) ; Toward sainthood : from death to canonization (1270-1297) --
The production of royal memory: did Saint Louis exist? The king from the documents ; The king of the mendicant hagiographers: a saint king of resurgent Christendom ; The king of Saint-Denis: a dynastic and "national" saint king --
The king of the Exempla ; Prefigurations of Saint Louis in the Old Testament ; The king of the mirrors of the princes ; The king of the foreign chroniclers ; The king of commonplace ideas: did Saint Louis exist? ; The 'real' Louis IX of Joinville ; Saint Louis : between the model and the individual --
Saint Louis, the unique and ideal king. Saint Louis in space and time ; Words and images ; Words and gestures: the Prud'homme ; The king's three functions ; Saint Louis: feudal king or modern king? ; Saint Louis and his family ; Saint Louis' religion ; Conflicts and criticisms ; Saint Louis, sacred king, thaumaturge, and saint ; The suffering king, the Christ king.
Other Titles: Saint Louis.
Responsibility: Jacques Le Goff ; translated by Gareth Evan Gollrad.
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Canonized in 1297 as Saint Louis, King Louis IX of France (1214-1270) was the central figure of Christendom in the thirteenth century. He ruled when France was at the height of power; he commanded  Read more...

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Louis lives and walks through these pages. What Le Goff has given us is more than a biography; it is a work of literature. . . . Given the length of this book, many will be intimidated and will not Read more...

 
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