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Simon V of Montfort and Baronial Government, 1195-1218
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Simon V of Montfort and Baronial Government, 1195-1218

G.E.M. Lippiatt

Abstract

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 thi ... More

Keywords: Simon of Montfort, medieval government, barons, Albigensian Crusade, crusades, Montfort, Carcassonne, Béziers, Toulouse, Leicester

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198805137
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198805137.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G.E.M. Lippiatt, author
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of East Anglia