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

1st Edition

Jean Dunbabin

Routledge
Published January 22, 1998
Reference - 264 Pages
ISBN 9780582253704 - CAT# Y158728
Series: The Medieval World

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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, trading, diplomacy, learning and the arts, and finds a more remarkable figure than the ruthless thug of conventional historiography.

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