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Courting sanctity : holy women and the Capetians

Author: Sean L Field
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, [2019] ©2019
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"Courting Sanctity argues that during the reign of Louis IX (r. 1226-70) holy women were central to the rise of the French royal family's self-presentation as uniquely favored by God, that their influence began to be questioned at the court of Philip III (r. 1270-85), and that would-be holy women were increasingly assumed to pose physical, spiritual, and political threats by the death of Philip IV (r. 1285-1314)" ...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Field, Sean L. (Sean Linscott), 1970-
Courting sanctity.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
Named Person: Kapetinger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sean L Field
ISBN: 9781501736193 1501736191
OCLC Number: 1104861350
Awards: Runner-up for Royal Studies Journal Book Prize (United States).
Description: XII, 266 Seiten : Karten
Contents: List of MapsPrefaceList of AbbreviationsIntroductionPart One: CreationPrologue: The Rise of Capetian Sanctity and the Reign of Louis IX1. Isabelle of France: A Holy Woman at the Heart of the Capetian Court2. Douceline of Digne: Co-mother to the CapetiansPart Two: InterrogationPrologue: A Crisis in the Reign of Philip III3. Elizabeth of Spalbeek: A Prince's Death, a Queen's Crime, and a King's Sin4. Writing Holy Women, 1282-85Part Three: DestructionPrologue: The Culminating Reign of Philip IV5. Paupertas of Metz: Peacemaker, Prophet, or Poisoner?6. Marguerite Porete and Margueronne of Bellevillette: The Beguine and the SorceressEpilogue: Echoes and AfterlivesBibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Sean L. Field.


The rise of the Capetian dynasty across the long thirteenth century, which rested in part on the family's perceived sanctity, is a story most often told through the actions of male figures, from  Read more...


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"In an elegantly written book, Field (Univ. of Vermont) takes readers through the complexities of politics and personal ambitions to better understand Philip IV's relationships with Boniface VIII, Read more...

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