The Deeds of Louis the Fat

This book presents the first English language translation of the deeds of a major figure in French history, King Louis the Fat 1108 1137 , a text frequently cited in textbooks and monographs.
The Deeds of Louis the Fat This book presents the first English language translation of the deeds of a major figure in French history King Louis the Fat a text frequently cited in textbooks and monographs

  • Title: The Deeds of Louis the Fat
  • Author: Abbot Suger Richard Cusimano John Moorhead Richard C. Cusimano
  • ISBN: 9780813207582
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Deeds of Louis the Fat”

    1. As the translators emphasize, Abbot Suger wrote the Deeds rather than Life of Louis: this difference supposedly accounts for the absence of much of what might interest us, although it says more about what counts as a "deed." There's nothing, or virtually nothing, about Louis's wife and children (so we see a distinction, I think, between private "life" and public "deeds," even with a family as public as that of a King), nothing about his interests--apart from war-making--and thus nothing about, s [...]

    2. The Deeds of Louis the FatSugerRead it in Paperback at 223 pages including, notes, appendix, biblio, etc.King Louis VI the Fat, of France, of the House Capet reigned from 1108 till his death in 1137. He's from the cast of the early Capet's widely considered ineffectual rulers by many historians. Their home Demesne was too small to leverage the man power and money required to keep his many vassals in check and a series of bad decisions by his forbearers led to the rise of the Conqueror and consol [...]

    3. The text itself is a medium-level medieval text. It is very much the product of its time, and is interesting as such, but it lacks the special sparkle of an Einhard, a Henry of Huntingdon or a Matthew Paris. The forward to the book is also fairly minimalist. Louis the Fat, as the translators note, wasn't a particularly noteworthy king, so his details aren't necessarily already in a reader's mind. The book itself is more an account of his military deeds rather than a biography. Again, this is poi [...]

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