Une epistre lamentable et consolatoire: adressée en 1397 à Philippe le Hardi, duc de Bourgogne, sur la défaite de Nicopolis, 1396

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Société de l'Histoire de France, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 268 pages
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Philippe de Mezieres was a man of adventure, fighting wars in Italy, France and against the Turks. After his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, he was a chancellor in Cyprus before settling in Venice. He later counseled Charles V of France and served as tutor for the future Charles VI before retiring to the Celestine convent in Paris. Philippe de Mezieres received a revelation that would guide his life while praying at the Holy Sepulcher: a new chivalric order, the Passion of Jesus Christ, dedicated to liberating the Holy Land. He rewrote the order's rules many times, sending them to kings and noblemen in France and England, the last time after the disaster of Nicopolis, proposing his "medicine" for the ails of Christendom: the Order of the Passion. Une Epistre lamentable et consolatoire sums up a lifetime's worth of pleas, Philippe de Mezieres true legacy. French text.

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