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Constructing KingshipThe Capetian Monarchs of France and the Early Crusades$
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James Naus

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090974

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090974.001.0001

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Philip Augustus, political circumstance, and crusade

Philip Augustus, political circumstance, and crusade

(p.112) 5 Philip Augustus, political circumstance, and crusade
Constructing Kingship

James Naus

Manchester University Press

Chapter five considers the various ways in which Philip II Augustus was remembered as a great crusader, despite failing to participate in most of the expeditions launched during his reign. By this point in the late twelfth century, as we will see, the crusading image had already been firmly attached to French ideals of rulership so that a king’s actual participation on the crusade was less important than the constructed heritage of French royal crusading.

Keywords:   Philip Augustus (Philip II), Fourth Crusade, Albigensian Crusade, Louis VIII, Innocent III, Rigord

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