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 La vie de Saint Louis
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‘The life of St Louis’

John of Joinville

Date: October 1309

Original Language: Old French


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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Mallett, Alex, “ La vie de Saint Louis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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