Papal Protection and the Crusader
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254 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: Boydell Press

Papal Protection and the Crusader

Flanders, Champagne, and the Kingdom of France, 1095-1222

by Danielle E.A. Park

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Those on Crusade needed their interests at home to be protected; this volume looks at how this could be achieved, in both theory and practice.
On taking the cross, crusaders received a diverse set of privileges designed to appeal to both spiritual and more temporal concerns. Among these was the papal protection granted to them and extended over their families and possessions at home.
This book is the first full length investigation of this protection. It begins by examining the privilege from its inception in around 1095, and its development and consolidation through to 1222. It then moves on to illustrate how this privilege operated in practice through the appointments of regency governments and close communication with both the papacy and local ecclesiastical officials, centring on the rich crusading evidence fromFlanders, Champagne and the Kingdom of France. While the protection privilege has been seen as unwieldy and over ambitious, close analysis of particular cases and individuals reveals that not only were regents well aware of theirprivileged status, but that the papacy could directly intervene when its protection was contravened.

DANIELLE PARK is Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of York.
Introduction
From Pilgrimage Privileges to Protecting the First Crusaders
Defending Flanders and Champagne during the First Crusade
Developing and Consolidating Protection, 1123-1222
The Second Crusade and the Royal Regency
Crusade Regencies in Flanders and Champagne, 1145-77
Crusade Regencies from the Third Crusade to the Fifth Crusade, 1189-1222
Conclusion
Bibliography
"[An] illuminating study [that makes] an important contribution in presenting regency, for a crusade or otherwise, as an integral part of the aristocratic family's experience." JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY
"Makes a substantial contribution to our understanding on major themes.It is well discussed and very closely argued, o?ering many insightful observations and conclusions." JOURNAL OF RELIGIOUS HISTORY, LITERATURE AND CULTURE
"Refreshingly, Park's book is not a story of triumphalism or apocalypticism, but one of pragmatism and worry, which serves to humanize the traditional crusade history." H-FRANCE

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Title Details

254 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: Boydell Press