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Author Dunbabin, Jean.

Title The French in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1266-1305 / Jean Dunbabin
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 312 pages) : genealogical tables
Contents pt. 1. Means of communication -- Routes and journeys -- Meetings, embassies, and correspondence -- The movement of money -- pt. 2. Indirect channels of communication -- Indirect channels of communication -- pt. 3. Settlers in the Regno -- Robert II d'Artois -- The Dampierres, the Comital family of Flanders -- Other French aristocratic families -- Foundations and degrees of French aristocratic commitment to the Angevin regime in the Regno -- The French experience in the Regno -- pt. 4. Cultural and political impacts on France -- A royal ideology--the saintly family -- Religious politics and practices -- The universities of Naples and Paris -- Medicine and science -- Law -- Administrative practices -- Navy and army -- Literature -- Epilogue: Spurs to remembering
Summary "Charles of Anjou's conquest of the Sicilian Regno in 1266 transformed relations between France and the kingdom of Sicily. This original study of contact and exchange in the Middle Ages explores the significance of the many cultural, religious, and political exchanges between the two countries, arguing that the links were more diverse and stronger than simply the rulers' family connections. Jean Dunbabin shows how influence flowed as much from south to north as vice versa, and that France was strongly influenced by the experiences of those who returned after years of fighting in the Regno. As well as considering the experiences of notable crusading families, she sheds new light on the career of Robert II d'Artois, who virtually ruled the Regno for six years before returning to France to remodel the government of Artois. This comparative history of two societies offers an important new perspective on medieval Western Europe"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Robert II, d'Artois, 1250-1302.
Acculturation -- Italy -- Sicily -- History -- To 1500.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- France -- Biography
French -- Italy -- Sicily -- History -- To 1500.
Intercultural communication -- Italy -- Sicily -- History -- To 1500.
France -- History -- 13th century -- Biography.
France -- Relations -- Italy -- Sicily.
Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 1194-1282.
Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 1282-1409.
Sicily (Italy) -- Relations -- France.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1139008064
1139009168 (electronic bk.)
1139010212 (electronic bk.)
9781139009164 (electronic bk.)
9781139010214 (electronic bk.)