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The Capetian Century, 1214 to 1314

W. C. Jordan, J. R. Philips (éd.)

The Capetian Century, 1214 to 1314, W. C. Jordan, J. R. Phillips (eds.), Turnhout : Brepols, 2017, 362 p., 156 x 234 mm, ISBN : 978-2-503-56718-1, EUR 100,00

The volume provides a fresh look at the Capetian century (1214-1314) as a period that changed the cultural and political fabric and laid the foundation for the modernisation of the medieval West.

The period from the birth of Louis IX to the death of Philip the Fair is remarkable for a series of developments and accomplishments associated with the Capetian kings of France. Innovations in architecture, manuscript illumination, and music all helped shape the cultural fabric of French and European life. Administrative historians emphasize the development of political institutions that have been said to lay foundations of the modern State. ‘Moral reform’, partly in support of the crusading movement, led to various changes in policies toward Jews, prostitutes, heretics, and many other social groups.

This volume brings together essays presented at the Capetian Century Conference held at Princeton University, commemorating two seminal anniversaries bracketing the ‘Capetian Century’ — the Battle of Bouvines (1214), and the death of Philip the Fair (1314).

Table of Contents


Royal Patronage and Expressions of Kingship

The Capetian Monarchy and the University of Paris, 1200-1314 — WILLIAM J. COURTENAY

Saint Louis and Cîteaux Revisited : Cistercian Commemoration and Devotion during the Capetian Century, 1214-1314 — ANNE E. LESTER

King/Confessor/Inquisitor : A Capetian-Dominican Convergence — SEAN L. FIELD

Kingship and Crusade in the First Four Moralized Bibles — M. C. GAPOSCHKIN

Power and its Representation

French Nobility and the Military Requirements of the King (ca. 1260 – ca. 1314) — XAVIER HÉLARY

The Managerial Revolution of the Thirteenth Century — HAGAR BARAK

The Ambiguity of Representation. Semiotic Roots of Political Consent in Capetian France — BRIGITTE MIRIAM BEDOS-REZAK

Philip the Fair and his Ministers

Philip the Fair and His Ministers : Guillaume de Nogaret and Enguerran de Marigny — ELIZABETH A. R. BROWN

The Pioneer of Royal Theocracy. Guillaume de Nogaret and the conflicts between Philip the Fair and the Papacy — JULIEN THÉRY-ASTRUC

Robert Fawtier’s Philip the Fair — ELISABETH LALOU

Crusaders and Crusading Orders

Travels, Troubles, and Trials : The Montaigu Family between Capetian France and Lusignan Cyprus — JOCHEN BURGTORF

An Upstart without Prospects ? The Familial Context of Renaud of Châtillon and its Implications — PAUL F. CRAWFORD

What became of the Templars after the trial of 1307-14 ? — HELEN J. NICHOLSON