Joinville, Sieur Jean de

Joinville, Sieur Jean de

 

Born circa 1224 in his fief of Joinville, Champagne; died there Dec. 24, 1317. French chronicler. Seneschal of the countship of Champagne.

Joinville, a trusted adviser of King Louis IX, participated in the seventh crusade (1248–54). His memoirs are devoted to the events of this crusade and also draw a vivid portrait of Louis IX. They are not only a valuable historical document, providing a colorful description of chivalric society of the 13th century, but also a literary masterpiece and an important source on the history of the French language.

WORKS

Histoire de saint Louis .… Paris, 1906.

REFERENCES

Liublinskaia, A. D.Istochnikovedenie istorii srednikh vekov. [Leningrad] 1955. Pages 144–45.
Delaborde, H. F. Jean de Joinville . … Paris, 1894.
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