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Capetians

Name of the dynasty ruling France 987–1328, founded by Hugh Capet (938–96), king of France 987–96.

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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... Royal dynasty whose members ruled *France in direct succession from the election of *Hugh Capet in 987 to the death of *Charles IV in 1328 . The family came to power during the 10th century under the last *Carolingians . They were succeeded by a cadet branch, the *Valois . Thomas Head E. Hallam and J. Everard , Capetian France, 987–1328 ( 2 2001). A. Lewis , Royal Succession in Capetian France ...

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World Encyclopedia

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... French royal family forming the third dynasty providing France with 15 kings. It began with Hugh Capet, Duke of Francia ( 987 ), and ended with Charles IV ( 1328 ). Hugh Capet was elected king after the death of Louis V, the last of the Carolingians . Capetians dominated the feudal forces, extending the king's rule over the country. It was succeeded by Philip VI of the House of...

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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...different. The greatest success of the Capetians was to have involuntarily, down the generations, constituted a dynasty and defined clear rules of succession to the throne. E. M. Hallam , Capetian France 987-1328 , London, 1980. A. W. Lewis , Royal Succession in Capetian France , Cambridge (MA), 1981. P. Contamine , “Le Royaume de France ne peut tomber en fille. Fondements, formulation et implications d'une théorie politique”, Perspectives médiévales , 13, 1987, 67-81. E. A. R. Brown , The Monarchy of Capetian France and Royal Ceremonial , London,...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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... . The Capetian dynasty ruled France from 987 to 1328 , with remarkably few succession disputes and inter‐family rivalries throughout the period. From unimpressive beginnings it slowly built up the royal demesne and consolidated royal power, especially in the legal and ideological spheres, until the French crown became pre‐eminent in Europe. The most famous rulers of the line were Philippe II ( Philippe‐Auguste ) ( 1180–1223 ), who annexed much of the Angevin empire, Louis IX ( 1226–70 ), whose justice aroused such admiration that he was...

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Name of the dynasty ruling France 987–1328, founded by Hugh Capet (938–96), king of France 987–96.
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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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... ( 987–1328 ) The dynasty of French kings who succeeded the Carolingians . It was not until the reign of Louis VI (1108–1137) that the dynasty established firm control over its own territories around Paris and began the slow process of gaining real power in France. Philip Augustus (1180–1223) seized Normandy and recovered many other areas which had been occupied by, or were under the influence of, the English crown. This effectively doubled the size of the country. Paris became the true centre of government. By the end of the reign of Philip IV (1285–1314)...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... name of the dynasty ruling France 987–1328 , founded by Hugh Capet ( 938–96 ), king of France 987–96...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • ashen , fashion, passion, ration • abstraction , action, attraction, benefaction, compaction, contraction, counteraction, diffraction, enaction, exaction, extraction, faction, fraction, interaction, liquefaction, malefaction, petrifaction, proaction, protraction, putrefaction, redaction, retroaction, satisfaction, stupefaction, subtraction, traction, transaction, tumefaction, vitrifaction • expansion , mansion, scansion, stanchion • sanction • caption , contraption • harshen , Martian • cession , discretion, freshen, session • abjection...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Vendôme

Vendôme  

Of Gallic origin, the town on the Loire arose around a feudal castle (5th century). Its abbey (La Trinité) was founded in 1030. Transferred from the Capetians to the Bourbons ...
Dreux

Dreux  

*Town and castle; Capetian outpost. Louis VII gave the castle and lordship c.1152 to his brother Robert, whose descendants were counts of Dreux. After Philip II Augustus, Dreux lost its strategic ...
king of France Hugh Capet

king of France Hugh Capet  

(941–96)Founder of the Capetian dynasty. Son of Hugh the Great, Hugh became duke of Francia and Aquitaine in 961. France’s greatest landholder, Hugh was elected king in 987 following ...
Vermandois

Vermandois  

County centred on St-Quentin and Péronne, ruled by a series of independent and aggressive counts descended from Charlemagne, who plotted against the last Carolingians and supported the early ...
tax on salt

tax on salt  

Beginning as an ordinary commercial tax (a toll or tonlieu), in late-12th-century Italy it became a specific tax unconnected to value of the good. From the 13th century, the Commune ...
Charles IV (‘the Fair’), king of France

Charles IV (‘the Fair’), king of France  

(r. 1322–8) Last monarch of the Capetian line.A son of Philip IV and Jeanne of Navarre, Charles followed his brother, Philip V, as king of France and Navarre in ...
house of Blois

house of Blois  

Powerful duchy that grew from land given by Louis the Pious in 835. It passed in the 10th century to Thibaut I, count of Blois, Chartres, Tours, and Provence, whose ...

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