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Title: A history of the Counts of Brienne (950 - 1210)
Author: Asmoui Ismail, Dana Celest
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University of London
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis is a study of the counts of Brienne from the first count (950) until the departure from France of John of Brienne to claim the throne of Jerusalem (1210). The Brienne dynasty has never been subjected to an indepth study; heretofore, the dynasty has been mentioned only in passing in both contemporary sources and more recent works, This comprehensive study of the counts of Driennc and their origins serves as an original work of scholarship on a dynasty that produced several crusaders, a champion of papal reform in Italy, a martyr at the siege of Acre and perhaps more importantly, a king of Jerusalem. The Brienne dynasty's roots in the ideology of holy war extended back 10 the era of the Reconquest of Spain, which took place over twenty years before the start of the First Crusade. This thesis will use this participation in the Reconquest of Spain, the first foray into the holy warrior ethos, to establish the Brienne's familial connections to one of the oldest and most prominent families of northern France.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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