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By Elizabeth Hallam

In 987, while Hugh Capet took the throne of France, founding a dynasty which used to be to rule for over three hundred years, his country was once vulnerable and insignificant. yet via 1100, the dominion of France used to be starting to dominate the cultural nd non secular lifetime of western Europe. within the centuries that undefined, to students and to poets, to reforming churchmen and clergymen, to crusaders and the designers of church buildings, France was once the hub of the universe. La douce France drew humans like a magnet although its kings have been, till approximately 1200, relatively insignificant figures. Then, because of the conquests and reforms of King Philip Augustus, France grew to become a dominant strength in political and financial phrases to boot, generating a saint-king, Louis IX, and in Philip IV, a ruler so strong that he may possibly dictate to popes and emperors. Spanning France's improvement throughout 4 centuries, Capetian France is a definitive publication. This moment version has been conscientiously revised to take account of the very most modern paintings, with out wasting the unique book's well known stability among a compelling narrative and an attention-grabbing exam of the period's major themes.

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