Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: Isabelle of France and Religious Devotion at the Court of Louis IX
  • Source: Capetian Women.  Edited by Kathleen Nolan.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 209 - 223.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Asceticism Hagiography Humility Isabelle of Longchamp, Sister of Louis IX Lay Piety Louis IX, King of France, Saint Monasticism Morality Power Princesses
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 13
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  • Abstract: The religious impulses of Bl. Isabelle of France, sister of Louis IX, were informed and circumscribed by an overarching apprehension that she could not live up to her own ideals. Recognized in her own time as extreme, her commitments initiated or were imitated by her brother, whose imposition of moralizing policies seems to draw on the religious concerns of those, like Isabelle, within the court circle. [(c) Kathleen Nolan. Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312294484
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