King Louis IX was a very pious king. He successfully reformed most of Paris and regained the Holy Land. He traveled to secure the crusader states from faulting, along with creating alliances wherever he traveled. In his lifetime, he went on crusade to help strengthen the papacy. While he was a righteous king, he was […]
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Joinville and Saint Louis’ Crusade – Heidi B, Brian H, Faith L, Darren S, Season S. Introduction The canonical crusades were called by the papacy starting in the eleventh century to excite Christians to regain the Holy Lands for the Pope, with the offer of wealth and forgiveness of sins. The Fourth Crusade in 1204 […]
INTRODUCTION Joinville was an admirer of King Louis IX who later becomes Saint Louis. Joinville lived at the same time, being a close friend of King Louis IX, and even going on crusade with him. Later on in life, Joinville wrote “The Life of Saint Louis” retelling the life of King Louis IX, particularly the […]
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St Louis of France/King Louis IX was a very pious and devoted king, but didn’t have a very good track record as Military leader. The King, according to Joinville, tended to act in the heat of the moment(s). St Louis IX of France went on the 7th Crusade in 1248 AD; a record of his […]
Cory Lauersdorf Christianity has seen more than its’ fair share of exceptional figures throughout history. For example, Emperor Constantine help to end the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire with the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D. Charlemagne, king of the Franks from 768 to 814 A.D., waged a thirty three year war against […]
Joinville’s The Life of St. Louis- Morgan S, James W, Cory L, Joseph F, Andrea S Introduction Joinville recorded a detailed account of Louis’s IX actions during the Seventh and eighth Crusades, capturing both the kingly triumphs of the medieval king, as well as the unsightly aspects of this brutal venture. King Louis IX took […]
Saint Louis The Eccentric: A Source of Crusaders Introduction King Louis IX was considered one of the greats when looking at the impact of French kings throughout the centuries. Throughout his reign, his roles included king, administrator and dispenser of justice, and defender of the Christian faith. Christianity is at the foundation of what influences […]
Introduction: By The Knights of Group 7 The decision to go on crusade is a large one that was not taken lightly by anyone. The maps below and the blogs on different topics throughout Joinville’s book give us insight on the way the Saint Louis IX was looked upon by those that lived during his […]