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Constructing Kingship: The Capetian Monarchs of France and the Early Crusades

James Naus

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090974
eISBN:
9781526115041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090974.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Scholars of medieval power structures, feudal relations, monarchy, and ritual performance have long recognized that the early twelfth century was ground zero in the cultural, social, and political ... More


Formative trends in twelfth-century political life

Jean Dunbabin

in France in the Making 843–1180

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208464
eISBN:
9780191678028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208464.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The appointment of a Benedictine abbot as chief adviser to the king was sufficiently unusual to call to mind Benedict of Aniane's position in the early years of Louis the Pious's reign. Though ... More


Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Jean Flori and Editions Payot

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Eleanor of Aquitaine (1124–1204) still fascinates and intrigues historians today, who continue to try to penetrate the mystery surrounding her extraordinary life. Twice queen – of France as the wife ... More


Eleanor and her Biographers: History, Legend and Ideology

Jean Flori and Olive Classe

in Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen and Rebel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622955
eISBN:
9780748651382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622955.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Eleanor of Aquitaine still fascinates and puzzles historians of today, who, for many reasons that this chapter will try to clarify, still seek to penetrate the mystery surrounding her. The main draw, ... More


The Past Acquired, Revived, and Ransacked

Marina Belozerskaya

in Medusa’s Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199739318
eISBN:
9780199979356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739318.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The Tazza was likely brought to Constantinople by Constantine the Great. This chapter discusses the founding of his new capital, his transfer there of artworks from across the Greco-Roman world, and ... More


Sacramental Anxiety in the Late Middle Ages: Hugh of St. Victor, the Abbot Suger, and Dante

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins by examining a passage from Hugh of St. Victor's discourse, On the Sacraments of the Christian Faith, which contains linguistic transfers as examples of extension or metonymy. ... More


Suger of Saint-Denis and the ideology of crusade

James Naus

in Constructing Kingship: The Capetian Monarchs of France and the Early Crusades

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090974
eISBN:
9781526115041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090974.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Chapter three focuses on Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis’ close relationship with the French royal court and his hitherto neglected concerned for a lack of crusading prestige. Virtually none of the vast ... More


Louis VII and the failure of crusade

James Naus

in Constructing Kingship: The Capetian Monarchs of France and the Early Crusades

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090974
eISBN:
9781526115041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090974.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Chapter four examines the impact of Louis VII’s decision to join the Second Crusade in 1146 on the practise of kingship. Louis was the first French king to take the cross, and despite the disastrous ... More


Suger, Abbot of S-Denis, and the Rhetoric of Persuasion: Manipulating Reality and Producing Meaning

Stephen Murray

in Plotting Gothic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191805
eISBN:
9780226191942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191942.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The abbey church of S-Denis, just to the northwest of Paris, has assumed a most significant place in traditional stories as the starting point of Gothic. Abbot Suger has been credited with a direct ... More


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