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Author Perry, Guy J. M. (Guy Jacob Macdonald), 1982- author
Title The Briennes : The rise and fall of a Champenois Dynasty in the age of the Crusades, c. 950-1356 / Guy Perry
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
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Descript xiv, 213 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note "The Briennes were a highly important aristocratic family who hailed from the Champagne region of north-eastern France, but whose reach and impact extended across Europe and into the Crusader States in the Middle East. It is a highly dramatic and wide-ranging story of medieval mobility, not only up and down the social ladder, but in geographical terms as well. Although the Briennes were one of the great dynasties of the central Middle Ages, this book represents the first comprehensive history of the family. Taking the form of parallel biographies and arranged broadly chronologically, it explores not only their rise, glory and fall, but also how they helped to shape the very nature of the emerging European state system. This book will appeal to students and scholars of medieval France, the Mediterranean world, the Crusades and the central Middle Ages"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-203) and index
1. 'Between Bar-sur-Aube and Rosnay' (c.950-1191) -- 2. Breakthrough and high point (c.1191-1237) -- 3. In the pages of Joinville (c.1237-1267) -- 4. The Angevins and Athens (c.1267-1311) -- 5. Hubris and nemesis (c.1311-1356) -- Conclusion
Subject Brienne, Counts of
Champagne, Counts of
France -- History -- Medieval period, 987-1515
Nobility -- France -- Biography
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