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Courting sanctity : holy women and the Capetians

Author: Sean L Field
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean L Field
ISBN: 9781501736193 1501736191
OCLC Number: 1152038558
Awards: Runner-up for Royal Studies Journal Book Prize 2020 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Prologue : the rise of Capetian sanctity and the reign of Louis IX --
Isabelle of France : a holy woman at the heart of the Capetian court --
Douceline of Digne : co-mother to Capetians --
Prologue : a crisis in the reign of Philip III --
Elizabeth of Spalbeek : a prince's death, a queen's crime, and a king's sin --
Writing holy women, 1282-85 --
Prologue : the culminating reign of Philip IV --
Paupertas of Metz : peacemaker, prophet, or poisoner? --
Marguerite Porete and Margueronne Bellevillette : the beguine and the sorceress --
Epilogue : echoes and afterlives.
Responsibility: Sean L. Field.

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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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