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...he Holy Land and constantly strive for what was out of reach, but could have channelled those efforts into making Jerusalem in his own kingdom. For Louis IX, the crusades, instead of being a worthy pursuit, became the only barrier to creating a perfectly functioning kingdom at home. Was this why God did not appear to smile on his first crusade...because he saw that Louis' missionary zeal was really needed before his very eyes at home?
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Maitland, Frederick William,
Chester Jordan,William, Louis IX and the Challenge of the Crusade.(Princeton,1979) p.219
Georges Duby, France in the Middle Ages 987-1460 (Oxford, 1991).
Gibbon, The decline and fall of the Roman Empire, Ch.3, Pg.82.
Plato's Republic, Everyman edition, Par.581c.
Joinville. ibid (p.p
See Speigel, "Cult of Saint-Denis" pp.62-65
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