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Charles I of Anjou : Power, Kingship and State-Making in Thirteenth-Century Europe - Jean Dunbabin

Charles I of Anjou

Power, Kingship and State-Making in Thirteenth-Century Europe

Paperback Published: 22nd January 1998
ISBN: 9780582253704
Number Of Pages: 264

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This text aims to provide a balanced portrait of one of the most controversial figures of 13th-century Europe and an assessment of the long-term significance of his career. The author describes how Charles I was able to carve out and control a huge power block in the Mediterranean, where he became ruler of Provence, Jerusalem and the kingdom of Naples (including Sicily) as well as that of Anjou. She also discusses his pivotal role in the crusades, as well as his military reform, trading, diplomacy, learning and the arts. The book explores through the life of Charles I of Anjou the international power politics of 13th-century Mediterranean Europe and shows that, as a result of his actions, the political map of Europe was redrawn.

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"...Dunbabin has crafted an excellent introduction to the man and pointed the way to much-need further research" "Journal of Ecclesiastical History" "Dunbabin has performed a signal service, synthesizing succintly a wealth of scholarship on his [Charles I] life, (...) and providing a well-balanced account, securely grounded in surviving documentation, which students and teachers alike will find instructive." "English historical review", 1999

Note on names
The Man
The Prince
The Capetian
The Dominions
The French Lands
The Regno
The Rest of Italy
The Mediterranean World
The Sicilian Vespers
An Empire?
The Papacy
The Church
The Economy
The Army and Navy
Court Life and Culture
Family and Familia
Chivalry and Display
Literature, Art and Architecture
Personal Piety
Genealogical Table
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780582253704
ISBN-10: 0582253705
Series: The Medieval World
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 22nd January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1