Isabella of France

Titre : Isabella of France
Auteur : Kathryn Warner
Éditeur : Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN-13 : 9781445647418
Libération : 2016-03-15

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The fascinating story of the exceptional woman who wrested power from Edward II and changed the course of English history

Isabelle of France

Titre : Isabelle of France
Auteur : Sean Linscott Field
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 026802880X
Libération : 2006

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"Beautifully written, based on meticulous and probing analysis of the sources, Sean Field's admirable study of Isabelle of France illuminates not only the woman herself but also the fascinating and complex world in which she lived." --Elizabeth A. R. Brown, The City University of New York "In this book Sean Field has done a remarkable job in reconstructing the life of Isabelle, the sister of France's saintly king, Louis IX. He has also explored in considerable depth and with great insight the process of making a saint in later medieval France. This is a first-rate study, one written with admirable economy and a judicious sensitivity to the complexities of the sources." --William Chester Jordan, Dayton-Stockton Professor of History, Princeton University As the only daughter of Blanche of Castile, one of France's most powerful queens, and as the sister of the Capetian saint Louis IX, Isabelle of France (1225-1270) was situated at the nexus of sanctity and power during a significant era of French culture and medieval history. In this ground-breaking examination of Isabelle's career, Sean Field uses a wealth of previously unstudied material to address significant issues in medieval religious history, including the possibilities for women's religious authority, the creation and impact of royal sanctity, and the relationship between men and women within the mendicant orders. Field reinterprets Isabelle's career as a Capetian princess. Isabelle was remarkable for choosing a life of holy virginity and for founding and co-authoring a rule for the Franciscan abbey of Longchamp. Isabelle did not become a nun there, but remained a powerful lay patron, living in a modest residence on the abbey grounds. Field maintains that Isabelle was a key actor in creating the aura of sanctity that surrounded the French royal family in the thirteenth century, underscoring the link between the growth of Capetian prestige and power and the idea of a divinely ordained, virtuous, and holy royal family. Her contemporary reputation for sanctity emerges from a careful analysis of the "Life of Isabelle of France" written by the third abbess of Longchamp, Agnes of Harcourt, and from papal bulls, letters, and other contemporary sources that have only recently come to light. Field also argues that Isabelle had a profound effect on the institutional history of Franciscan women. By remaining outside the official Franciscan and church hierarchies, Isabelle maintained an ambiguous position that allowed her to embrace Franciscan humility while retaining royal influence. Her new order of "Sorores minores" was eagerly adopted by a number of communities, and her rule for the order eventually spread from France to England, Italy, and Spain. An important study of a medieval woman's agency and power, "Isabelle of France "explores the life of a remarkable figure in French and Franciscan history.

The writings of Agnes of Harcourt

Titre : The writings of Agnes of Harcourt
Auteur : Sean Linscott Field
Éditeur : Univ of Notre Dame Pr
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015056275863
Libération : 2003

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AGNES OF HARCOURT IS AN IMPORTANT though little known thirteenth-century author. Born into a leading Norman noble family, she became an abbess at the new royal Franciscan abbey of Longchamp, founded just outside of Paris by Isabelle of France, sister of Louis IX. In the 1280s Agnes wrote a substantial biography of Isabelle of France, as well as a brief letter detailing Louis IX's involvement with the abbey. These texts were based on Agnes's first-hand observations and contained many lively stories about their royal subjects. Agnes's writings provide a fascinating window on religious life at the court of St. Louis and on the lives of some of the most interesting and powerful men and women of the day. More significantly, they preserve one of the very few female perspectives we have for this period, and, in The Life of Isabelle, offer what is probably the first biography of one woman by another in French. Based on new research into the surviving archives of Longchamp, The Writings of Agnes of Harcourt presents,the first English translation of her texts, and the first substantial introduction to her life and work. This critical edition includes both the old French and English versions of the texts.

Isabelle of France

Titre : Isabelle of France
Auteur : Vanessa Huet
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : OCLC:775583898
Libération : 1997

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Vanessa Huet A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de Isabelle of France Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

Isabella of France

Titre : Isabella of France
Auteur : Kathryn Warner
Éditeur : Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN-13 : 9781445647418
Libération : 2016-03-15

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The fascinating story of the exceptional woman who wrested power from Edward II and changed the course of English history

The Rules of Isabelle of France

Titre : The Rules of Isabelle of France
Auteur : Isabelle (Princess of France)
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 157659372X
Libération : 2013

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Isabelle (Princess of France) A été écrit sous une forme ou une autre pendant la plus grande partie de sa vie. Vous pouvez trouver autant d'inspiration de The Rules of Isabelle of France Aussi informatif et amusant. Cliquez sur le bouton TÉLÉCHARGER ou Lire en ligne pour obtenir gratuitement le livre de titre $ gratuitement.

The Princess the Abbess and the Friars Isabelle of France 1225 1270 and the Course of Thirteenth century Religious History

Titre : The Princess the Abbess and the Friars Isabelle of France 1225 1270 and the Course of Thirteenth century Religious History
Auteur : Sean Linscott Field
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : OCLC:50187417
Libération : 2002

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This dissertation uses a rich dossier of previously unexplored sources to rethink a cluster of issues central to thirteenth-century religious history. At its heart is a remarkable and practically unstudied text, the contemporary Life of Isabelle of France by Agnes of Harcourt, a new edition of which is included as an appendix. Isabelle of France, the only sister of King Louis IX of France (St. Louis) proves to be a strikingly determined woman who fought off her family's plans for her marriage in favor of a life of holy virginity, founded and co-authored a rule for her new female Franciscan abbey of Longchamp, and remained an unmarried lay woman to the end of her life. Part One of the dissertation compiles for the first time all of the archival evidence for her career, and reexamines assumptions about gendered power and female agency in the thirteenth century by arguing that Isabelle was a leading actor in forging the nexus between royal sanctity and power typical of French medieval history and culture. Part Two reconstructs the negotiations with the Franciscan Order and the papacy that allowed Isabelle to influence the lives of Franciscan women across Europe. Isabelle achieving remarkable institutional concessions and a level of autonomy for Longchamp that had been steadfastly denied to earlier communities. My study thus argues for her role as a central figure in shaping the often-contentious relationship between men and women in the Franciscan Order. Finally, Part Three presents the first study of Agnes of Harcourt, who was probably the first female author of any extant French prose text. My study establishes the date and context of the composition of her Life of Isabelle, and explores Agnes's relationship to the princess and her authorial strategies in molding the image of "her" saint. I argue that Agnes's work demands a rethinking of current historical approaches to the relationship between writing and medieval women's religious experience, and also places the origins of a women's vernacular religious literature in the north of France in a new light.

French Princesses

Titre : French Princesses
Auteur : Source Wikipedia
Éditeur : Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN-13 : 1157551076
Libération : 2010-09

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 86. Chapters: Isabella of France, Catherine of Valois, Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, Fran oise Marie de Bourbon, Anne Marie Louise d'Orl ans, Duchess of Montpensier, Marguerite Louise d'Orl ans, Princess Henrietta of England, Descendants of Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici, Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine, Marie Elisabeth of Valois, Marie Jos phine of Savoy, Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, Margaret of Valois, Princess Marie Ad la de of Savoy, Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Agnes of France, Byzantine Empress, Princess of Joinville, Anne Marie d'Orl ans, Marie Clotilde of France, Margaret of France, Queen of England, Claude of France, Ren e of France, Germaine of Foix, Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, Eug nie de Beauharnais, St phanie de Beauharnais, Anne of France, Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, Madeleine of Valois, Constance of France, Princess of Antioch, Dauphine of France, Joan II of Navarre, Margaret I, Countess of Burgundy, Saint Isabelle of France, Isabella of Valois, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, Fran oise Madeleine d'Orl ans, Blanche of France, Duchess of Austria, Marie d'Alen on, Michelle of Valois, Isabella of France, Queen of Navarre, Margaret of France, Queen of England and Hungary, Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon, Th odolinde de Beauharnais, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, Marie of France, Duchess of Brabant, Alys, Countess of the Vexin, Blanche of Valois, Isabella, Countess of Vertus, Joan of France, Duchess of Brittany, Claude of Valois, Constance of France, Countess of Toulouse, Princess of Conti, Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy, Adela of France, Countess of Flanders, Alix of France, Blanche of France, Duchess of Orl ans, Yolande of Valois, Duchess of Galliera, Margaret of France, Duchess of Brabant, Princess of Soubise, Marie of Valois, ...

Isabella

Titre : Isabella
Auteur : Alison Weir
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781446449158
Libération : 2011-03-28

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Described by Christopher Marlowe as the 'She-Wolf of France', Isabella was one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. According to popular legend, her angry ghost can be glimpsed among church ruins, clutching the beating heart of her murdered husband. But how did Isabella aquire this reputation? Born in 1292 she married Edward II of England but was constantly humiliated by his relationships with male favourites and she lived adulterously with Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March. Had it not been for her unfaithfulness, history might have immortalised her as a liberator- the saviour who unshackled England from a weak and vicious monarch. Dramatic and startling this first full-length biography of Isabella will change the way we think of her and her world forever.

Isabelle of Bombay

Titre : Isabelle of Bombay
Auteur : Colleen Ansley
Éditeur : eBookIt.com
ISBN-13 : 9780986705212
Libération : 2012-07-10

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This riveting novel tells the story of Isabelle, a beautiful child, who grows up in the tempestuous city of Bombay. It takes readers through Isabelle's emotional roller-coaster of a journey - her childhood, her starry-eyed romance, the killing of innocence as she endures a traumatic marriage, and her final tryst with true love in Canada. The book is richly evocative and entertaining in its portrayal of Bombay. But saddened by the overwhelming poverty, depressed over the disparities and contradictions of society, and disappointed by the taboos of colour and gender, Isabelle leaves her people and the city she loves to migrate to Canada, a new land. Incredibly, two celestial beings follow and guide Isabelle, from above and afar, throughout her life. They don't intervene actively but subtly guide her toward contentment and love. The real merges with the surreal. Caution: You may not be able to put this book down! You won't forget Isabelle - her joys, her pain and torment, her love, her devotion to her family and her sacrifices for it. And you will envy Isabelle for her two cosmic Samaritans! In sum, Colleen Ansley's debut novel is a gem! - S R Madhu, writer-editor, Chennai, India