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Courting SanctityHoly Women and the Capetians$
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Sean L. Field

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781501736193

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501736193.001.0001

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The Rise of Capetian Sanctity and the Reign of Louis IX

(p.17) Prologue
Courting Sanctity

Sean L. Field

Cornell University Press

The prologue to part one explains the rise of Capetian power and rise of Capetian claims to form a saintly bloodline by the time of Philip II’s reign around 1200, and introduces members of the French royal family in the generation of Louis IX.

Keywords:   King Philip II of France, King Louis IX of France, Capetian, saintly

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