Capetian France 987-1328

Author: Elizabeth Hallam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317877276

Category: History

Page: 496

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In 987, when Hugh Capet took the throne of France, founding a dynasty which was to rule for over 300 years, his kingdom was weak and insignificant. But by 1100, the kingdom of France was beginning to dominate the cultural nd religious life of western Europe. In the centuries that followed, to scholars and to poets, to reforming churchmen and monks, to crusaders and the designers of churches, France was the hub of the universe. La douce France drew people like a magnet even though its kings were, until about 1200, comparatively insignificant figures. Then, thanks to the conquests and reforms of King Philip Augustus, France became a dominant force in political and economic terms as well, producing a saint-king, Louis IX, and in Philip IV, a ruler so powerful that he could dictate to popes and emperors. Spanning France's development across four centuries, Capetian France is a definitive book. This second edition has been carefully revised to take account of the very latest work, without losing the original book's popular balance between a compelling narrative and an fascinating examination of the period's main themes.
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Capetian France 987-1328

Author: Elizabeth Hallam,Charles West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138887671

Category: France

Page: 484

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Capetian France 987-1328 is an authoritative overview of the country's development across four centuries, with a focus on changes to the political, religious, social and cultural climate during this period. When Hugh Capet took the throne of France in 987, his powers were weak and insignificant, but from an inauspicious beginning he founded a dynasty that was to last over 300 years and that came to dominate western Europe. This carefully updated third edition draws extensively on new scholarship that has emerged since the previous edition. It contains images, maps, family trees and a discussion of key sources, allowing the reader to develop a strong contextual knowledge as well as a greater connection with the material world of the period. Maintaining a balance between a compelling narrative and an in-depth examination of central themes of the age, Capetian France987-1328 provides a comprehensive account of this significant era within France's history and is essential reading for all students of medieval France and Europe. mp;lt;/EM>provides a comprehensive account of this significant era within France's history and is essential reading for all students of medieval France and Europe.
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The Second Messiah

Templars, the Turin Shrowd, and the Great Secret of Freemasonry

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610595490

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King John

An Underrated King

Author: Graham E. Seel

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857282395

Category: History

Page: 244

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Through contextual analysis and by reassessing the chronicle evidence, ‘King John: An Underrated King’ presents a compelling reevaluation of the reign of King John, England’s most maligned sovereign. With its thought-provoking analysis of the key issues of John’s reign, such as the loss of the French territories, British achievement, Magna Carta, relations with the church, and civil war, the volume presents an engaging argument for rehabilitating King John’s reputation. Each chapter features both narrative and contextual analysis, and is prefaced by a timeline outlining the key events of the period. The volume also contains an array of maps and diagrams, as well as a collection of useful study questions.
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Papacy, Monarchy and Marriage 860–1600

Author: David d'Avray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316299279

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This analysis of royal marriage cases across seven centuries explains how and how far popes controlled royal entry into and exits from their marriages. In the period between c.860 and 1600, the personal lives of kings became the business of the papacy. d'Avray explores the rationale for papal involvement in royal marriages and uses them to analyse the structure of church-state relations. The marital problems of the Carolingian Lothar II, of English kings - John, Henry III, and Henry VIII - and other monarchs, especially Spanish and French, up to Henri IV of France and La Reine Margot, have their place in this exploration of how canon law came to constrain pragmatic political manoeuvring within a system increasingly rationalised from the mid-thirteenth century on. Using documents presented in the author's Dissolving Royal Marriages, the argument brings out hidden connections between legal formality, annulments, and dispensations, at the highest social level.
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Revolutionary France's War of Conquest in the Rhineland

Conquering the Natural Frontier, 1792-1797

Author: Jordan R. Hayworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110857081X

Category: History

Page: N.A

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In May 1790, the French National Assembly renounced wars of conquest. Two years later, France declared war on Austria and invaded Belgium and the Rhineland, claiming it was to spread the benefits of the Revolution. Soon, however, military and economic crises drove a shift in the nature of France's war effort. What started as a war for liberty became a war for conquest, one that brought devastating exploitation to the Rhineland. It was during this time that French foreign policy became influenced by the idea of attaining the natural frontiers - the Alps, the Pyrenees, and, most significantly, the Rhine. Although often portrayed as a diplomatic tradition of the French monarchy, Jordan R. Hayworth shows how the natural frontiers policy was born during the Revolution. In addition, he examines the intense and consequential debates that arose over the policy, which caused much confusion in the war and helped to undermine France's democratic experiment.
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Strange Parallels

Southeast Asia in Global Context, C. 800-1830

Author: Victor B. Lieberman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521823528

Category: History

Page: 947

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Blending fine-grained case studies with overarching theory, this book seeks to rethink 1,000 years of Eurasian history.
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