Courting Sanctity

Courting Sanctity

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The rise of the Capetian dynasty across the long thirteenth century, which rested in part on the family's perceived sanctity, is a story most often told through the actions of male figures, from Louis IX's metamorphosis into "Saint Louis" to Philip IV's attacks on Pope Boniface VIII. In Courting Sanctity, Sean L. Field argues that, in fact, holy women were central to the Capetian's self-presentation as being uniquely favored by God. Tracing the shifting relationship… (more)


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Publisher: Cornell University Press (May 15, 2019)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 306 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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