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Król i Korona Cierniowa. Kult relikwii we Francji Kapetyngów
The King and the Crown of Thorns. The Cult of Relics in Capetian France

Author(s): Jerzy Pysiak
Subject(s): Middle Ages, 6th to 12th Centuries, 13th to 14th Centuries, 15th Century
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Capetian dynasty; Crown of Thorns; medieval France; French literature of the 11th–13th century
Summary/Abstract: The author portrays the relation between two problems of the medieval kingdom of France: the apocryphal 11th-century legend about Charlemagne bringing the Crown of Thorns to the kingdom of the Franks and its reception in 11th–13th century literature, and reconstructing the actual Capetian cult of relics. In the author’s opinion between the 11th and 13th century both phenomena of the spiritual culture of Capetian France were shaping the religious ideological foundations of the Capetian dynasty.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-1038-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-0863-2
  • Page Count: 472
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Polish