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Published: 17 August 2017

258 Pages | 16 black and white figures/illustrations


ISBN: 9780198805137

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Simon V of Montfort and Baronial Government, 1195-1218

G.E.M. Lippiatt

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • The first biographical study of Simon of Montfort to be published in English
  • Integrates Simon's crusading experiences with evidence from his lordships in France and England
  • Positions Simon as a lay member of an intellectual network encompassing the Cistercians and Parisian schools, which brings to light for the first time a lay baronial response to the political prescriptions of monastic and scholastic practical theologians
  • Explores Simon's manoeuvring between royal and papal lordships to cultivate his own autonomy
  • Contributes to a deeper understanding of the political aspirations, conceptions, and constructions of medieval barons