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Isabelle of France: A Holy Woman at the Heart of the Capetian Court

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/9781501736193.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The emergent reputation for sanctity of Isabelle of France (sister of Louis IX) was central to the development of larger Capetian claims to enjoy a unique favour in the eyes of God. Around 1260, ... 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


Epilogue: Echoes and Afterlives

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/9781501736193.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

After 1314 new scandals at the Capetian court focused on women as dangers, including Philip IV’s attack on his own daughters-in-law but also charges of sorcery against the royal cousin Mahaut of ... More


Introduction

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/9781501736193.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Beginning with a little story about Queen Blanche of Castile, the illness of her daughter Isabelle of France, and the prayers of a holy woman who may have been Lutgard of Aywières, the introduction ... More


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


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