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Men at the Center

Redemptive Governance under Louis IX

William Chester Jordan

Publication Year: 2012

Published by: Central European University Press

Front cover

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Title page

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pp. iii-iii

Copyright page

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pp. iv-iv

Table of Contents

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pp. v-v

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pp. vii-ix

I want to thank Gábor Klaniczay for inviting me to come to the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest in November 2011 to give the series of lectures on which this book is based. I have known ...

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Chapter One: Robert of Sorbon, Churchman

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pp. 1-36

Sorbon, today a tiny village of about two hundred souls, was very small in the thirteenth century. It is located in a region, the Ardennes, which has a rugged ...

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Chapter Two: Étienne Boileau, Bourgeois

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pp. 37-70

Like most of the men whom we met in Chapter One, the central figure of this chapter has obscure origins. “On ignore toutesfois la naissance et l’origine de cet Estienne Boileau,” as Dom Michel Félibien declared in the early eighteenth ...

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Chapter Three: Simon de Nesle, Aristocrat

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pp. 71-100

In his maturity the man known to historians as Simon de Nesle was a truly lofty aristocrat, connected by marriage to one of France’s greatest families, and a lord of enormous wealth and prestige. Yet, at the time of his birth about the ...

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pp. 101-110

My intention in the three short studies that have made up this book was to show that a biographical approach to the men around Louis IX might highlight certain central features of his rule and therefore of the temper of the realm in ...


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pp. 111-124

List of References

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pp. 125-132


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pp. 133-136

E-ISBN-13: 9786155225499
Print-ISBN-13: 9786155225123

Publication Year: 2012

OCLC Number: 816391524
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Subject Headings

  • France -- Politics and government -- 1226-1270.
  • France -- History -- Louis IX, 1226-1270.
  • Courts and courtiers -- France -- History -- To 1500.
  • Courtesans -- France -- Biography.
  • Robert, of Sorbonne, 1201-1274.
  • Boileau, Etienne, ca. 1200-1269.
  • Nesle, Simon de, ca. 1209-1279.
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