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The Government of Philip Augustus

The Government of Philip Augustus

Foundations of French Royal Power in the Middle Ages

  • Author: John W. Baldwin
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520911116
  • Category: History
  • Page: 632
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In the thirteenth century the French kings won ascendancy over France, while France achieved political and cultural supremacy over western Europe. Based on French sources, this meticulously documented study provides an account of how Philip Augustus (1179-1223) brought about this transformation of royal power.

Philip Augustus

Philip Augustus

King of France 1180-1223

  • Author: Jim Bradbury
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317899024
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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This is the first major study in English of the reign of Philip Augustus who ruled France from 1180 - 1223. Outshone for posterity, by his flamboyant contemporaries, the Angevin family of Henry II and his feuding sons, Philip was in fact far more successful than any of them, astutely playing them off against each other and recovering for the French crown their vast estates in Northern France including Normandy itself. As well as reasserting the power of the Capetian monarchy, he was also leader of the Third Crusade. Drawing together all the threads in the life of one of France's most forceful rulers, this new study offers a study of the nature of monarchy in late medieval Europe as well as an insight into a subtle and secretive personality.

Images of Intolerance

Images of Intolerance

The Representation of Jews and Judaism in the Bible moralisée

  • Author: Sara Lipton
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520921580
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 257
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Around the year 1225, an illuminated Bible was made for the king of France. That work and a companion volume, the two earliest surviving manuscripts of the Bible moralisée, are remarkable in a number of ways: they are massive in scope; they combine text and image to an unprecedented extent; and their illustrations, almost unique among medieval images in depicting contemporary figures and situations, comprise a vehement visual polemic against the Jews. In Images of Intolerance, Sara Lipton offers a nuanced and insightful reading of these extraordinary sources. Lipton investigates representations of Jews' economic activities, the depiction of Jews' scriptures in relation to Christian learning, the alleged association of Jews with heretics and other malefactors in Christian society, and their position in Christian eschatology. Jews are portrayed as threatening the purity of the Body of Christ, the integrity of the text of scripture, the faith, mores, and study habits of students, and the spiritual health of Christendom itself. Most interesting, however, is that the menacing themes in the Bible moralisée are represented in text and images as aspects of Jewish "perfidy" that are rampant among Christians as well. This innovative interdisciplinary study brings new understanding to the nature and development of social intolerance, and to the role art can play in that development.

On the Increase of Royal Power in France Under Philip Augustus, 1179-1223 ...

On the Increase of Royal Power in France Under Philip Augustus, 1179-1223 ...

  • Author: Williston Walker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: France
  • Page: 144
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Constructing Kingship

Constructing Kingship

The Capetian Monarchs of France and the Early Crusades

  • Author: James Naus
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1526100452
  • Category: History
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Crusading kings such as Louis IX of France and Richard I of England exert a unique hold on our historical imagination. For this reason, it can be easy to forget that European rulers were not always eager participants in holy war. The First Crusade was launched in 1095, and yet the first monarch did not join the movement until 1146, when the French king Louis VII took the cross to lead the Second Crusade. One contemporary went so far as to compare the crusades to 'Creation and man's redemption on the cross', so what impact did fifty years of non-participation have on the image and practice of European kingship and the parameters of cultural development? This book considers this question by examining the challenge to political authority that confronted the French kings and their family members as a direct result of their failure to join the early crusades, and their less-than-impressive involvement in later ones.

Social France at the Time of Philip Augustus

Social France at the Time of Philip Augustus

  • Author: Achille Luchaire
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: France
  • Page: 441
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Intellectual Culture in Medieval Paris

Intellectual Culture in Medieval Paris

Theologians and the University, c.1100–1330

  • Author: Ian P. Wei
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107378486
  • Category: History
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In the thirteenth century, the University of Paris emerged as a complex community with a distinctive role in society. This book explores the relationship between contexts of learning and the ways of knowing developed within them, focusing on twelfth-century schools and monasteries, as well as the university. By investigating their views on money, marriage and sex, Ian Wei reveals the complexity of what theologians had to say about the world around them. He analyses the theologians' sense of responsibility to the rest of society and the means by which they tried to communicate and assert their authority. In the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, however, their claims to authority were challenged by learned and intellectually sophisticated women and men who were active outside as well as inside the university and who used the vernacular - an important phenomenon in the development of the intellectual culture of medieval Europe.

Philip Augustus

Philip Augustus

  • Author: William Holden Hutton
  • Publisher: London : Macmillan ; New York : Macmillan
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: France
  • Page: 228
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Philip Augustus

Philip Augustus

Or, The Brothers in Arms

  • Author: George Payne Rainsford James
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The national reading books, adapted to the government code

The national reading books, adapted to the government code

  • Author: National reading books
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Violence and the State in Languedoc, 1250–1400

Violence and the State in Languedoc, 1250–1400

  • Author: Justine Firnhaber-Baker
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110703955X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 231
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"Although it is often assumed that resurgent royal government eliminated so-called private warfare, the French judicial archives reveal nearly one hundred such wars waged in Languedoc and the Auvergne between the mid-thirteenth and the end of the fourteenth century. Royal administrators often intervened in these wars, but not always in order to suppress 'private violence' in favour of 'public justice.' They frequently recognised elites' own power and legitimate prerogatives, and elites were often fully complicit with royal intervention. Much of the engagement between royal officers and local elites came through informal processes of negotiation and settlement, rather than through the imposition of official justice. The expansion of royal authority was due as much to local cooperation as to conflict, a fact that ensured its survival during the fourteenth-century's crises. This book thus provides a new narrative of the rise of the French state and a fresh perspective on aristocratic violence"--

The Crusades

The Crusades

The War for the Holy Land

  • Author: Thomas Asbridge
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1849837708
  • Category: History
  • Page: 784
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In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. One of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, Thomas Asbridge offers a vivid and penetrating history of the crusades, setting a new standard for modern scholarship. Drawing upon painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, he uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of jihad and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to echo in human memory to this day.

King John

King John

An Underrated King

  • Author: Graham E. Seel
  • Publisher: Anthem Press
  • ISBN: 0857282395
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
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Through contextual analysis and by reassessing the chronicle evidence, ‘King John: An Underrated King’ presents a compelling reevaluation of the reign of King John, England’s most maligned sovereign. With its thought-provoking analysis of the key issues of John’s reign, such as the loss of the French territories, British achievement, Magna Carta, relations with the church, and civil war, the volume presents an engaging argument for rehabilitating King John’s reputation. Each chapter features both narrative and contextual analysis, and is prefaced by a timeline outlining the key events of the period. The volume also contains an array of maps and diagrams, as well as a collection of useful study questions.

Chronicle of Hainaut

Chronicle of Hainaut

  • Author: Gilbert of Mons,Gislebertus (of Mons),Laura Napran
  • Publisher: Boydell Press
  • ISBN: 9781843831204
  • Category: History
  • Page: 221
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First full English translation of the 12C Chronicle of Hainaut, offering fascinating insights into European history of the time.

The Social Politics of Medieval Diplomacy

The Social Politics of Medieval Diplomacy

Anglo-German Relations (1066-1307)

  • Author: Joseph Patrick Huffman
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472024186
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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Late nineteenth- and twentieth-century political and intellectual boundaries have heavily influenced our views of medieval Germany. Historians have looked back to the Middle Ages for the origins of modern European political crises. They concluded that while England and France built nation-states during the medieval era, Germany--lacking a unified nation-state--remained uniquely backward and undeveloped. Employing a comparative social history, Huffman reassesses traditional national historiographies of medieval diplomacy and political life. Germany is integrated into Anglo-French notions of western Europe and shown to be both an integral player in western European political history as well as a political community that was as fully developed as those of medieval England or France. The Social Politics of Medieval Diplomacy offers a study of the social dynamics of relations between political communities. In particular, the Anglo-French political communities do not appear as state and constitution builders, while the German political community is not as a state and constitution destroyer. The book concludes by encouraging medievalists to integrate the German kingdom into their intellectual constructs of medieval Europe. This book is an essential history of medieval Germany. It bridges the gaps between Anglo-French and German scholarship and political and social history. Joseph Huffman makes available German-language scholarship. Both English and German history is integrated in an accessible and interesting way. The historiographical implications of this study will be far-reaching. Joseph P. Huffman is Associate Professor of History and Political Science, Messiah College.

Cultures of Power

Cultures of Power

Lordship, Status, and Process in Twelfth-Century Europe

  • Author: Thomas N. Bisson
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 9780812215557
  • Category: History
  • Page: 347
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The authors of Cultures of Power proffer diverse perspectives on the prehistory of government in Northern France, Spain, Germany, the Low Countries, and England. Political, social, ecclesiastical, and cultural history are brought to bear on topics such as aristocracies, women, rituals, commemoration, and manifestations of power through literary, legal, and scriptural means.

Thirteenth Century England V

Thirteenth Century England V

Proceedings of the Newcastle Upon Tyne Conference 1993

  • Author: Peter R. Coss,Simon D. Lloyd
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780851155654
  • Category: History
  • Page: 230
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Studies in economic, political and social history in 13c England.

Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2004

Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2004

  • Author: John Gillingham
  • Publisher: Boydell Press
  • ISBN: 9781843831327
  • Category: History
  • Page: 209
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Pictures

Pictures

  • Author: Sébastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Soul, Self, and Society

Soul, Self, and Society

The New Morality and the Modern State

  • Author: Edward L. Rubin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199348677
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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Political and social commentators regularly bemoan the decline of morality in the modern world. They claim that the norms and values that held society together in the past are rapidly eroding, to be replaced by permissiveness and empty hedonism. But as Edward Rubin demonstrates in this powerful account of moral transformations, these prophets of doom are missing the point. Morality is not diminishing; instead, a new morality, centered on an ethos of human self-fulfillment, is arising to replace the old one. As Rubin explains, changes in morality have gone hand in hand with changes in the prevailing mode of governance throughout the course of Western history. During the Early Middle Ages, a moral system based on honor gradually developed. In a dangerous world where state power was declining, people relied on bonds of personal loyalty that were secured by generosity to their followers and violence against their enemies. That moral order, exemplified in the early feudal system and in sagas like The Song of Roland, The Song of the Cid, and the Arthurian legends has faded, but its remnants exist today in criminal organizations like the Mafia and in the rap music of the urban ghettos. When state power began to revive in the High Middle Ages through the efforts of the European monarchies, and Christianity became more institutionally effective and more spiritually intense, a new morality emerged. Described by Rubin as the morality of higher purposes, it demanded that people devote their personal efforts to achieving salvation and their social efforts to serving the emerging nation-states. It insisted on social hierarchy, confined women to subordinate roles, restricted sex to procreation, centered child-rearing on moral inculcation, and countenanced slavery and the marriage of pre-teenage girls to older men. Our modern era, which began in the late 18th century, has seen the gradual erosion of this morality of higher purposes and the rise of a new morality of self-fulfillment, one that encourages individuals to pursue the most meaningful and rewarding life-path. Far from being permissive or a moral abdication, it demands that people respect each other's choices, that sex be mutually enjoyable, that public positions be allocated according to merit, and that society provide all its members with their minimum needs so that they have the opportunity to fulfill themselves. Where people once served the state, the state now functions to serve the people. The clash between this ascending morality and the declining morality of higher purposes is the primary driver of contemporary political and cultural conflict. A sweeping, big-idea book in the vein of Francis Fukuyama's The End of History, Charles Taylor's The Secular Age, and Richard Sennett's The Fall of Public Man, Edward Rubin's new volume promises to reshape our understanding of morality, its relationship to government, and its role in shaping the emerging world of High Modernity.