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

M. Cecilia Gaposchkin.
  • Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
  • xvii, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Subjects
Genre
  • Church history.
  • History.
Summary
  • "Canonized in 1297 as Saint Louis, King Louis IX of France (r. 1226-1270) was one of the most important kings of medieval history and also one of the foremost saints of the 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."--Jacket.
Contents
  • The making of a Saint, 1270-1297
  • The canonization of 1297
  • Constructing the cult: bones, altars, and liturgical offices
  • Excursus: a short primer on the structure of the liturgical office
  • Royal sanctity and sacral kingship
  • The Monastic Louis: Cistercians and Dionysians
  • The Franciscans' Saint Louis and the specter of Saint Francis
  • Joinville
  • Private devotion, saintly lineage, and dynastic sanctity
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: Sources for the liturgical tradition
  • Appendix 2: Liturgical offices for Saint Louis of France
  • Appendix 3: Sermons in honor of Saint Louis (IX)
  • Appendix 4: Sermons misidentified as in honor of Louis IX in Schneyer's Repertorium.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780801445507
  • 0801445507
  • 9780801476259
  • 0801476259
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 40015553597
  • EAN: 9780801445507
  • LCCN: 2007052329
  • OCLC: 181602159
  • OCLC: 181602159