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Douceline of Digne: Co-mother to the Capetians

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/9781501736193.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

When Beatrice, countess of Provence, faced a dangerous pregnancy around 1261, she turned to the beguine Douceline of Digne, whose prayers were credited with persuading God to grant a safe delivery ... More


Writing Holy Women, 1282–85

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/9781501736193.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chroniclers such as Primat writing about the Capetians in the 1270s made little mention of holy women, but in the 1280s, spurred on by canonization hearings for Louis IX, there was a flurry of ... More


Al‐Mustansir, Charles of Anjou, and the Struggle for the Central Mediterranean

Michael Lower

in The Tunis Crusade of 1270: A Mediterranean History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198744320
eISBN:
9780191805707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744320.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

Tunis and Sicily had entangled histories in the Middle Ages. This chapter explores how two powerful Mediterranean dynasts—Charles of Anjou, king of Sicily, and al‐Mustansir, emir of Tunis—struggled ... More


The Last Muslims in Italy

David Abulafia

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

During Dante’s lifetime a Muslim city existed in southern Italy, Lucera, which had been settled with rebellious Muslims by Emperor Frederick II in the 1220s and 1230s. This article lays emphasis on ... More


The Peace of Tunis

Michael Lower

in The Tunis Crusade of 1270: A Mediterranean History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198744320
eISBN:
9780191805707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744320.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

By late August 1270, the Tunis Crusade was in the hands of Charles of Anjou, king of Sicily. A long‐running battle for Syria had been transposed, not only into a different region, but seemingly into ... More


At Siena

in The Man Who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226145259
eISBN:
9780226145273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145273.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

While Giannino di Guccio was becoming a wealthy merchant in Siena, a businessman at the top level of city government, he grew increasingly convinced that he was a king as well. With the help of Cola ... More


The Diversion

Michael Lower

in The Tunis Crusade of 1270: A Mediterranean History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198744320
eISBN:
9780191805707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744320.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

In July 1269, King Louis IX of France was planning a campaign in Egypt or the Holy Land. One year later, his fleet landed on Sardinia, and in a war council held on July 13 Louis declared Tunis the ... More


After the Storm: Rupture and Stability in the Medieval Mediterranean

Michael Lower

in The Tunis Crusade of 1270: A Mediterranean History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198744320
eISBN:
9780191805707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744320.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The Tunis Crusade was a fierce war between Christians and Muslims. It brought devastation, disease, and death to many. It was also a negotiation: over money, certainly, but over identity and ... More


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