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Charles I of Anjou

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This is a balanced portrait of Charles I of Anjou (1225-85), one of the most controversial figures of 13th century Europe, which offers an assessment of his extraordinary career including his pivotal role in the crusades. Jean Dunbabin explores how Charles was able to control a huge power block in the Mediterranean, where he ruled the province of Jerusalem and the kingdom of Naples, as well as Anjou, and how, as a result of his actions, the political map of Europe was re-drawn. ...
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Overview

This is a balanced portrait of Charles I of Anjou (1225-85), one of the most controversial figures of 13th century Europe, which offers an assessment of his extraordinary career including his pivotal role in the crusades. Jean Dunbabin explores how Charles was able to control a huge power block in the Mediterranean, where he ruled the province of Jerusalem and the kingdom of Naples, as well as Anjou, and how, as a result of his actions, the political map of Europe was re-drawn.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582253711
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/2/1998
  • Series: Medieval World Series
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.85 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Note on Names
Abbreviations
Pt. 1 The Man 1
1 The Prince 3
2 The Capetian 9
Pt. 2 The Dominions 25
3 The French Lands 27
4 Provence 41
5 The Regno 55
6 The Rest of Italy 77
7 The Mediterranean World 89
8 The Sicilian Vespers 99
9 An Empire? 114
Pt. 3 Policies 127
10 The Papacy 129
11 The Church 143
12 The Economy 155
13 The Army and Navy 166
Pt. 4 Court Life and Culture 179
14 Family and Familia 181
15 Chivalry and Display 194
16 Literature, Art and Architecture 203
17 Learning 214
18 Personal Piety 225
Bibliography 233
Map: The Mediterranean in the thirteenth century 242
Genealogical Table: The French royal family in the thirteenth century 244
Index 245
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