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Paris, 1200

Paris, 1200

by John Baldwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 080477207X

ISBN-13: 9780804772075

Pub. Date: 08/20/2010

Publisher: Stanford University Press

Paris in 1200 was a city in transition. The great cathedral of Notre-Dame was partway through its construction, and walls were being were being built to enclose the new, larger limits of the city. Pope Innocent III ordered all French churches closed to punish King Philip Augustus for his remarriage; the king himself negotiated an unprecedented treaty with the

Overview

Paris in 1200 was a city in transition. The great cathedral of Notre-Dame was partway through its construction, and walls were being were being built to enclose the new, larger limits of the city. Pope Innocent III ordered all French churches closed to punish King Philip Augustus for his remarriage; the king himself negotiated an unprecedented treaty with the English; and the students of Paris threatened a general strike, punctuated with incidents of violence, to protest infringements of their rights.

John W. Baldwin resurrects this key moment in Parisian history using documents only from 1190 to 1210-a narrow focus made possible by the availability of collections of the Capetian monarchy and the medieval scholastic thinkers. This unique approach results in a vivid snapshot of the city at the end of the twelfth century and the beginning of the thirteenth.

Paris, 1200 introduces the reader to the city itself and its inhabitants. Three "faces" exemplify these inhabitants: that of the celebrated scholar Pierre the Chanter, that of King Philip Augustus, and, more deeply, hidden, those of women. This book examines the city's primary institutions: the royal government, the Church, and its celebrated school which evolved into the university at Paris. Finally, it offers an account of the delights and pleasures, as well as the fears and sorrows, of Parisian life in this period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804772075
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
08/20/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the American Edition ix

Prologue: Paris in the Year 1200 1

Chapter 1 The City and its Bourgeoisie 17

Chapter 2 The Faces of Pierre the Chanter and Philip Augustus and the Hidden Visages of Women 63

Chapter 3 King Philip and His Government 94

Chapter 4 The Church, Clergy and Religious Life 128

Chapter 5 The Schools 175

Chapter 6 Delight and Pain 214

Epilogue: Raising the Roof 245

Notes 251

Selected Bibliography 259

Index 281

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