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Constructing Kingship: The Capetian Monarchs of France and the Early Crusades

James Naus

Abstract

Scholars of medieval power structures, feudal relations, monarchy, and ritual performance have long recognized that the early twelfth century was ground zero in the cultural, social, and political transformation of France from a weak and fragmented kingdom to one centralized under the leadership of a purposeful ruler. This book considers the role played by the crusaders in the development of the French monarchy. While the First Crusade was launched in 1095 ,the first French monarch did not join the movement until 1146, when Louis VII led the ill-fated Second Crusade. The failure of the Fren ... More

Keywords: Capetian, Crusade, Suger, Louis VI, Louis VII, Royal Crusader, Medieval

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090974
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090974.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Naus, author
Oakland University