TheLife of St Louis was written by John of Joinville following a request by Joan of Navarre, the countess of Champagne and the wife of Louis’ grandson. Her purpose in commissioning the piece was to glorify Louis in two ways – for his sanctity in word, and for his sanctity in deed – and the work is split into two sections ac…
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“ La vie de Saint Louis”, in:
Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas.
Consulted online on 18 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24917>