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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


The Second Crusade: “Marvellous more by its start than its end”— Abbot of Werden, 1148*

E. M. Rose

in The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190219628
eISBN:
9780190219659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219628.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter considers the aftermath of the failure of the Second Crusade. It examines the Anglo-Norman crusaders who set off for the Holy Land inspired by the preaching of Bernard of Clairvaux, ... More


A Fortunate Youth

John B. Freed

in Frederick Barbarossa: The Prince and the Myth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300122763
eISBN:
9780300221169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122763.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter details events in the life of Frederick Barbarossa before and after he became king. These include his childhood; his feud in 1146 with Duke Conrad of Zähringen; his tense relations with ... More


The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

E.M Rose

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190219628
eISBN:
9780190219659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219628.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This book examines the ritual murder accusation (or blood libel), one of the most heinous charges against the Jews in the history of medieval antisemitism; it offers a radical new interpretation of ... More


Hagiography and the Muslim Policy of Peter the Venerable

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter analyzes the impact of the stories about Maiolus’ kidnapping on the formation of Peter the Venerable’s enterprise to convert Muslims to Christianity by means of rational argument. The ... More


Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Scott G. Bruce

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the summer of 972 a group of Muslim brigands based in the south of France abducted the abbot of Cluny as he and his entourage crossed the Alps. Ultimately, the abbot was set free and returned home ... More


Duchess of Aquitaine and Normandy

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/9780748622955.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

A great deal of discussion goes on today about Eleanor of Aquitaine's position with regard to power. This chapter can state now that the theory which makes King Louis VII a weak sovereign dominated ... More


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