The making of Saint Louis


The making of Saint Louis : kingship, sanctity, and crusade in the later Middle Ages

Ithaca : Cornell University press, 2008, XVII-331 p.

Collection Cornell Paperbacks

ISBN 978-0-8014-7625-9

FR 1539

Résumé éditeur :

Canonized in 1297 as Saint Louis, King Louis IX of France was one of the most important kings of medieval history and also one of the foremost saints of later Middle Ages. As a saint, Louis became the centerpiece of an ideological program that buttressed the ongoing political consolidation of France and underscored capetian claims of sacred kingship. M. Cecilia Gaposchkin reconstructs and analyzes the process that led to the monarch’s canonization and the consolidation and spread of his cult. In deepening our knowledge of this royal saint, this elegantly written book opens the curtain on the religious sensibilities and secular politics of a transitional period in European history.

M. Cecilia Gaposchkin is assistant Dean of Faculty for pre-major advising and adjunt assistant professor of history at Dartmouth College

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