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Selected Sources: France



Note that area we know as France is so central to medieval studies that sources relating to its history are scattered everywhere in the Sourcebook. See, for example, the sections on:

The Regions of the Kingdom of France
  • [Tierney 34.1] Synod of Charroux: Peace of God Proclaimed, 989.
  • [Tierney 34.2] Drogo of Terouanne: Truce of God , 1063.
  • Chronicle of the Counts of Anjou, c.1100, trans. Steve Lane
  • Gesta Arnaldi: The Deeds of Bishop Arnald of Le Mans and the Le Mans Commune, 1065-1081, trans. Richard Barton
    From a compilation known as the Acts of the Bishops Living in the City of Le Mans, froma period when Maine was the object of a lengthy power struggle between Normandy and Anjou.The text also also provides the most detailed evidence for one of the earliest French communes - that of Le Mans in 1070.

The Rise of Capetian France
The France of Philip II Augustus
St Louis (King Louis IX)
  • [Tierney 66, Geary 44] Jean de Joinville: Life of St. Louis, excerpts
  • Jean de Joinville: Memoirs. Full text [At Virgina]
  • St. Louis: Advice to His Son.
  • [Geary 45] Enquets of St. Louis, copyrighted

Philip IV
The Hundred Years War
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