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Capetian France, 987-1328

Author: Elizabeth M Hallam; Charles West
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020. ©2020
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Capetian France 987-1328 is an authoritative overview of the country's development across four centuries, with a focus on changes to the political, religious, social and cultural climate during this period--back cover.

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Genre/Form: History
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Hallam, Elizabeth M., author.
Capetian France, 987-1328
London ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
(DLC) 2019015929
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth M Hallam; Charles West
ISBN: 9781138887671 1138887676 9781138887688 1138887684
OCLC Number: 1096234055
Description: xiv, 492 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: CHAPTER ONE French Society in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries1.1 INTRODUCTION1.1.1 The origins of West Francia1.2 THE FRENCH ECONOMY AND SOCIETY1.2.1 A stagnant economy?1.2.2 Nobles and knights1.2.3 Lords and peasants1.3 THE STRUCTURE OF POWER1.3.1 Principalities, counties and castellanies1.3.2 The bonds of society: vassalage and the fief1.3.3 Church and society1.4 POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS OF THE TENTH CENTURY1.4.1 987: the beginning of a new era?CHAPTER TWO Politics and Society: A Regional View2.1 INTRODUCTION2.1.1 Local societies in the French kingdom2.1.2 The princes in eleventh- and twelfth-century France2.2 THE PRINCIPALITIES: NORTH2.2.1 The duchy of Burgundy2.2.2 The lands of Blois-Champagne.2.2.3 Flanders and Picardy2.2.4 The duchy of Normandy2.2.5 The duchy of Brittany2.2.6 Greater Anjou2.3 THE PRINCIPALITIES: SOUTH 2.3.1 Southern Society2.3.2 The duchy of Aquitaine2.3.3 Gascony, Toulouse and BarcelonaCHAPTER THREE The Early Capetians, 987-11083.1 INTRODUCTION3.1.1 The early Capetians: mere territorial princes?3.2 THE KINGS AND THEIR REIGNS3.2.1 Hugh Capet, 987-9963.2.2 Robert II 'the Pious', 996-10313.2.3 Henry I, 1031-603.2.4 Philip I, 1060-11083.3 THE FOUNDATIONS OF ROYAL POWER3.3.1 The royal domain3.3.2. The ecclesiastical domain3.3.3 The royal principality3.3.4 Royal government and the royal entourage3.3.5 The king and the princes3.3.6 Royal defence3.4 THE KINGS AND THE CHURCH3.4.1 Kings, bishops and Cluniacs, 987-10493.4.2 Monarchy and papal reform, 1049-1108 Chapter 4 THE REVIVAL OF ROYAL POWER, 1108-12264.1. INTRODUCTION4.1.1 The Capetian revival: an inevitable development?4.2 THE KINGS AND THEIR REIGNS 4.2.1 Louis VI, 1108-37: the king and the castellans4.2.2 Louis VI, 1108-37: the king in the kingdom4.2.3 Louis VII, 1137-80: politics of grandeur and illusion, 1137-514.2.4 Louis VII, 1137-80: Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Plantagenets, 1151-804.2.5 Philip II 'Augustus,' 1180-1223: campaigning and crusading, 1180-12004.2.6 Philip II 'Augustus,' 1180-1223: conquests and triumphs, 1200-12144.2.7 Philip II 'Augustus,' 1180-1223: after Bouvines, 1214-234.2.8 Louis VIII, 1223-64.3 FRENCH SOCIETY, 1108-12264.3.1 Social and economic changes4.3.2 The growth of Paris4.3.3 Orthodox and heretical religious movements4.3.4 Learning, literature and the schools in France4.4 THE GROWTH IN ROYAL POWER, 1108-1226 4.4.1 The status of the French monarchy4.4.2 The image of monarchy4.4.3 Queens and queenship4.4.4 The royal household4.4.5 Communal privileges and royal defence4.4.6 The royal principality and the domain to c.12004.4.7 The principalities to c. 1200: Blois, Champagne, Burgundy, Flanders, Toulouse4.4.8 The principalities of the west and south: was there an 'Angevin empire'?4.4.9 Royal resources: Capetians versus Plantagenets4.4.10 Capetian rule in Normandy4.4.11 The Capetians, the Languedoc and the Albigensian Crusade4.5 THE KINGS AND THE CHURCH 4.5.1 Louis VI, Louis VII and the church4.5.2 Philip Augustus, Louis VIII and the churchChapter 5 LOUIS IX: THE CONSOLIDATION OF ROYAL POWER, 1226-705.1 INTRODUCTION5.1.1 Louis IX: holy kingship and political power5.2 THE REIGN OF LOUIS IX 5.2.1 Louis's minority, 1226-34: the guardianship of Blanche of Castile5.2.2 Louis IX the young king, 1234-445.2.3 Louis IX, the crusader king, 1244-545.2.4 France without the king, 1248-545.2.5 Holy kingship, 1254-675.2.6 Louis's final crusade and death, 1267-705.3 FRENCH SOCIETY IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY5.3.1 Economic and social developments, 1226-705.3.2 Paris in the reign of Louis IX5.3.3 Religion and learning: the friars, the university and the inquisition5.4 LOUIS IX AND THE CHURCH5.4.1 Royal piety, almsgiving and religious patronage5.4.2 Redemptive kingship: Muslims, heretics, Jews5.4.3 The king, the French church and the papacy5.5 THE CONSOLIDATION OF ROYAL POWER5.5.1 The image of monarchy5.5.2 Monarchy, kingdom and royal justice5.5.3 The royal household, administration and finances5.5.4 Warfare, chivalry and royal defence5.5.5 The king and the princes5.5.6 Royal power in Normandy5.5.7 Royal power in the Languedoc5.5.8 The king's brothers: Robert of Artois, Alfonso of Poitiers and Charles of Anjou5.5.9 Louis IX, Henry III of England and the matter of Gascony5.5.10 Criticisms of the king5.5.11 The achievements of Louis IXChapter 6 THE LAST CAPETIANS, 1270-1328: THE APOGEE OF ROYAL POWER6.1 INTRODUCTION6.1.1 Royal power under the last Capetians6.2 THE KINGS AND THEIR REIGNS6.2.1 Philip III, 1270-856.2.2 Philip IV 'the Fair', 1285-13146.2.3 Louis X (1314-16), Philip V (1316-22) and Charles IV (1322-8)6.3 THE FRENCH ECONOMY AND SOCIETY6.3.1 Economic and social conditions: the first signs of crisis6.3.2 The population of France in 13286.3.3 Paris, royal capital6.3.4 Rural life: the Pyrenean village of Montaillou6.3.5 The king and the social order6.4 THE NATURE OF ROYAL POWER6.4.1 The extent of royal power6.4.2 The canonisation and the cult of Louis IX6.4.3 Court factions and politics6.4.4 Royal administration and justice6.4.5 Royal finances and warfare6.4.6 The royal domain and the apanages6.4.7 General and regional assemblies6.4.8 The crisis of 1314 and the charters of 13156.4.9 The king and the principalities6.5 THE KINGS AND THE CHURCH6.5.1 The kings and the French church, 1270-13286.5.2 Philip IV and Boniface VIII6.5.3 The suppression of the Templars6.5.4 The last Capetians and the Crusades6.5.5 The Avignon papacyCHAPTER 7: EPILOGUE7.1 THE SUCCESSION AND THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR7.2 CAPETIAN KINGSHIP: SOME GENERAL PERSPECTIVES7.3 ART, CULTURE AND RELIGIOUS LIFE IN THE FRENCH KINGDOMSelect BibliographyIndex
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