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Author Dunbabin, Jean

Title Charles I of Anjou : Power, Kingship and State-Making in Thirteenth-Century Europe
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014


Description 1 online resource (265 pages)
Series The Medieval World
Medieval world.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on Names; Abbreviations; Part 1: The Man; 1 The Prince; 2 The Capetian; Part 2: The Dominions; 3 The French Lands; 4 Provence; 5 The Regno; 6 The Rest of Italy; 7 The Mediterranean World; 8 The Sicilian Vespers; 9 An Empire?; Part 3: Policies; 10 The Papacy; 11 The Church; 12 The Economy; 13 The Army and Navy; Part 4: Court Life and Culture; 14 Family and Familia; 15 Chivalry and Display; 16 Literature, Art and Architecture; 17 Learning; 18 Personal Piety; Bibliography
Map: The Mediterranean in the thirteenth centuryGenealogical Table: The French royal family in the thirteenth century; Index
Summary Charles I of Anjou (1225-85), brother of St Louis, was one of the most controversial figures of thirteenth-century Europe. A royal adventurer, who carved out a huge Mediterranean power block, as ruler of Provence, Jerusalem and the kingdom of Naples as well as Anjou, he changed for good the political configuration of the Mediterranean world - even though his ambitions were fatally undermined by the revolt of the Sicilian Vespers. Jean Dunbabin's study - the first in English for 40 years - reassesses Charles's extraordinary career, his pivotal role in the crusades and in military reform, tradin
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Subject Charles I, King of Naples, 1226-1285.
Charles I, King of Naples, 1226-1285
HISTORY -- Europe -- Italy.
Kings and rulers
Naples (Kingdom) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Sicily (Italy) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Naples (Kingdom) -- History -- Anjou dynasty, 1268-1442.
Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 1194-1282.
Naples (Kingdom)
Italy -- Sicily
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317890782