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By William Chester Jordan

3 pix of guys who have been on the very middle of governance in thirteenth-century France—men who strove within the shadow of King Louis IX (Saint Louis) to impose a redemptive regime at the realm. Professor Jordan treats them as members, yet in a feeling also they are forms: Robert of Sorbon, a churchman; Etienne Boileau, a bourgeois; and Simon de Nesle, an aristocrat. Robert used to be the founding father of the Sorbonne; Boileau was once the prévôt or royal administrator of Paris; and Simon was once two times co-regent of the dominion. wondering them and their relatives with Louis IX opens up a brand new and altogether sobering vista for exploring the character of the king’s rule and the effect of his rule on his subjects.

Follows the biographical procedure that Natalie Zemon Davis followed in her celebrated booklet ladies at the Margins: 3 Seventeenth-Century Lives.

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