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Sancia par la grâce de Dieu reine de Jérusalem et de Sicile

Abstract : Sancia of Majorca (ca. 1285/1286-1345), wife of Robert of Anjou, King of Sicily, was well known for her devotion towards the Friars Minor and the Poor Clares. Traditional historiography painted her as a Spiritual sympathizer. In fact she was closer to the trend personified by Michael of Cesena. The complexity of her religiosity matched her political dimension. Acting as a minister of religion, she exhibited the piety and sanctity of the Angevine monarchy, displaying its virtues as she partook in her husband’s rule, and furthermore when she became regent after his death. Her actions, then, extended to the temporal realm. Yet, in every way, she emphasized the kingdom’s moral strengths. Still, pragmatic considerations continued to inform her initiatives. Sancia displayed the machinery of Angevin power as much as the role it bestowed upon queens.
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Jean-Paul Boyer. Sancia par la grâce de Dieu reine de Jérusalem et de Sicile. Mélanges de l’École française de Rome - Moyen Âge, École française de Rome, 2017, Les princesses angevines. Femmes, identité et patrimoine dynastiques (Anjou, Hongrie, Italie méridionale, Provence, XIIIe-XVe siècle) – Varia – Atelier doctoral – Regards croisés, 129 (2), pp.#. ⟨10.4000/mefrm.3655⟩. ⟨hal-01783123⟩



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