Simon V of Montfort and baronial government, 1195-1218 / G.E.M. Lippiatt. [electronic resource]
- First edition.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
- Oxford historical monographs.
Oxford historical monographs
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
- Montfort, Simon de, Earl of Leicester, 1208?-1265.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1154-1399.
Nobility -- Great Britain -- History -- To 1500.
- Dissenter from the Fourth Crusade, disseised Earl of Leicester, leader of the Albigensian Crusade, prince of southern France: Simon of Montfort led a remarkable career of ascent from mid-level French baron to semi-independent count before his violent death before the walls of Toulouse in 1218. Through the vehicle of the crusade, Simon cultivated autonomous power in the liminal space between competing royal lordships in southern France in order to build his own principality. This first English biographical study of his life examines the ways in which Simon succeeded and failed in developing this independence in France, England, the Midi, and on campaign to Jerusalem.
- This edition previously issued in print: 2017.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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