The Government of Philip Augustus: Foundations of French Royal Power in the Middle Ages (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, May 20, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 632 pages
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In the thirteenth century the French kings won ascendancy over France, while France achieved political and cultural supremacy over western Europe. Based on French sources, this meticulously documented study provides an account of how Philip Augustus (1179-1223) brought about this transformation of royal power.
  

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Contents

Narrative The Struggle for Survival
3
Shifting Alliances
16
The Territorial Balance Sheet
24
The King and His Men
28
Justice and Finance The Chief Business of Government
37
Finance
44
Towns and Churches The Extension of Royal Influence
59
Churches
64
Pledges
266
Marriage
269
FiefRentes
272
Relief and Wardship
277
Feudal Military Service
279
Military Service of Prelates and Barons
281
The Findings of the Inventories
286
The Capetian Inventories of Normandy
289

The Decisive Decade 11901203
75
Narrative The Ill Fortunes of War
77
The Flemish Inheritance
80
Ingeborg of Denmark and Agnès de Mémn
82
John Against Richard
87
Arthur Against John
94
The Kings New Men
101
The Regency June 1190December 1191
102
The Withdrawal of the Magnates
104
The Kings New Men
106
The Sons of Gautier
107
Barthélemy de Roye and Henri Clément
109
Brother Guérin
115
Baillis
125
The Reorganization of Justice and Finance
137
Fiscal Accounts
144
The Royal Income 120203
152
The Agricultural Domain
155
Towns and Commerce
158
Regalian Churches
161
Justice
162
Military Revenues
163
Expenses
164
War and Finances
166
The Blessings of Ecclesiastical Liberties
176
CONQUEST AND CONSOLIDATION 12031206
189
Narrative The Great Conquests and the Victory at Bouvines
191
The Realignment of the Great Fiefs
196
The Climax of Bouvines 12121214
207
Baillis and Seneschals Justice and Finance in the New Domain
220
The Norman Administration of Justice
225
The Administration of the Jews
230
Seneschals in the Loire Valley
233
Reckoning the Gains of the Conquests
239
The Mentality of Taking Stock
248
Forests
251
The King as Seigneur
259
The Hierarchy of Fiefs
260
Homage and Fealty
263
The Kings Court
264
The Inventories of the Old Capetian Domain
293
Castleguard and Castles
294
Repossessing the Churches
304
Freedom of Elections
306
A Halt to Renunciations of Regalia
309
Taking Stock of Ecclesiastical Resources
311
Defining Boundaries Between King and Clergy
315
Secular and Ecclesiastical Property Rights
318
Maintenance of Public Order
323
Victory 12141223
329
The Fruits of Victory
331
Adventures in England and the South
332
Peace
339
Paris
342
Prosperity
351
Philip the Realm and the Emergence of Royal Ideology
355
Philip
356
The Realm
359
The Emergence of Royal Ideology
362
The Birth of the King and His Blood Right
367
The Consecration of the King and His Defense of the Church
374
The Meaning of Bouvines
380
The Burial of the King and His Personal Sanctity
389
Postscript Uncovering the Government of Philip Augustus
394
Chronicles
395
Charters
401
Fiscal Accounts
405
The Royal Archives Trésor des Chartes
407
Registers
412
Norman Exchequer Judgments
418
Appendices
425
Appendix A Personnel of the Central Government
426
Appendix B Prevots and Baillis
428
Appendix C Elections of Bishops to Regalian Sees 11791223
434
Appendix D Archbishoprics Bishoprics and Abbeys
442
Appendix E Knight Service at Eouvines
450
Abbreviations
455
Notes
459
Index
591
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John W. Baldwin is the Charles Homer Haskins Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University.

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