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By William Chester Jordan

ISBN-10: 0691139016

ISBN-13: 9780691139012

A story of 2 Monasteries takes an extraordinary examine one of many nice rivalries of the center a long time and gives it as a revealing lens during which to view the intertwined histories of medieval England and France. this can be the 1st publication to systematically examine Westminster Abbey and the abbey of Saint-Denis--two of an important ecclesiastical associations of the 13th century--and to take action during the lives and competing careers of the 2 males who governed them, Richard de Ware of Westminster and Mathieu de Vend?me of Saint-Denis.

Esteemed historian William Jordan weaves a wide ranging narrative of the social, cultural, and political historical past of the interval. It was once an age of uprising and crusades, of inventive and architectural innovation, of unparalleled political reform, and of exasperating foreign diplomacy--and Richard and Mathieu, in a single means or one other, performed vital roles in most of these advancements. Jordan lines their upward thrust from vague backgrounds to the top ranks of political authority, Abbot Richard turning into royal treasurer of britain, and Abbot Mathieu two times serving as a regent of France throughout the crusades. via permitting us to appreciate the complicated relationships the abbots and their rival associations shared with one another and with the kings and social networks that supported and exploited them, A story of 2 Monasteries paints a bright portrait of medieval society and politics, and of the bold males who encouraged them so profoundly.

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The use of monasteries as archival depositories, closely related to the historiographical function, was commonplace for lay aristocrats and monarchs across Christian Europe: Crouch, “Norman ‘Conventio,’” p. 299; Demurger, Templiers, p. 377. 33 The great monastery had rivals in France, and it was as rivals that the abbot and monks thought of institutions like Reims cathedral, the coronation church. Perhaps the feeling of rivalry peaked at those moments during the coronations when the abbot of Saint-Denis was obliged to take his part in the ceremony.

4–7; idem, French Monarchy and the Jews, pp. 132–33. 65 Jordan, Louis IX, pp. 107–9; Le Goff, Saint Louis, pp. 140–46. 66 Soon after the reception of the Crown and many other relics from the Byzantine hoard, the king made the decision to build a sanctuary especially for them. 68 After the investigation in Paris and what appears to have been some disagreement about the extent of the material in the Talmud that could be interpreted as absurd or as denigrating Christ, Mary, and the tenets of the Catholic faith, the French government ordered the burning of as many copies of the work as possible, an act accomplished in 1242.

114–36. 95 Through all this period England was largely an absent actor. Fears that Henry III might choose to exploit Louis’s desperate plight abroad or disturbances at home, like the rising of the Shepherds or, in late 1252, the regent Blanche of Castile’s death, were never realized. 96 Nevertheless, it did become clear to the crusaders in the Holy Land that they could not remain there forever. The news that Blanche was dead did not reach the French king until mid-1253, almost six months after her death.

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