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Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

Sean L. Field

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736193
eISBN:
9781501736209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Courting Sanctity traces the shifting relationship between holy women and the French royal court across the long thirteenth century. It argues that during the reign of Louis IX (r. 1226-70) holy ... More


Prologue: The Rise of Capetian Sanctity and the Reign of Louis IX

Sean L. Field

in Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736193
eISBN:
9781501736209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The prologue to part one explains the rise of Capetian power and rise of Capetian claims to form a saintly bloodline by the time of Philip II’s reign around 1200, and introduces members of the French ... More


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