By Samantha Kelly

This quantity analyses Robert of Naples' rules and picture within the context of bigger shifts in rulership from the center a while to the early smooth interval. Treating kingship as a joint company of king and courtroom, it attracts on an interdisciplinary diversity of resources from chronicles, sermons, renowned poetry and artworks to diplomatic and archival files, to reconsider the key problems with his reign and underscore the significance of image-making and negotiation to his rule. the ultimate bankruptcy tracks the legacy of his photo as ''the Wise'', followed by means of later 14th-century kings of France, Bohemia and England ahead of its eclipse in favour of princely prudence within the Renaissance.

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26 Robert’s sermons have been cataloged twice, by Walter Goetz and by JohannesBaptist Schneyer (see Chapter 3, at n. 3), but both catalogs contain errors, and no more accurate catalog has been undertaken. The total number of sermons has most recently been set by Jean-Paul Boyer at 266: see “Prédication et État napolitain dans la première moitié du XIVe siècle,” in L’État angevin. Pouvoir, culture, et société entre XIII e et XIV e siècle (Rome, 1998), 131. , 6 (1995), 101–36, another in “Une théologie du droit.

Equally important as the medieval or humanist character of Robert’s cultural involvements is simply their quantity. Robert took a keen personal interest in the collection of manuscripts, and assiduously cultivated scholars and artists of the highest reputation. This conspicuous support for learning and the arts bespeaks Robert’s con- 3 Giovanni Battista Siragusa, L’ingegno, il sapere, e gli intendimenti di Roberto d’Angiò (Palermo, 1891), 79; Caggese, Roberto d’Angiò, 2: 368; Sabatini, “La cultura,” 73.

Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du moyen âge 21 (1954), 191. 30 Martin Grabmann, Methoden und Hilfsmittel des Aristotelesstudiums im Mittelalter (Munich, 1939), 78–84. 31 Luke Wadding, Scriptores ordinis minorum (Rome, 1650; repr. 1906), 29, describes an autograph copy of the work, “pulchro minio et regis effigie ornatum”. According to Charles-Victor Langlois, this manuscript now belongs to the Franciscan community in Dublin: see his article “Arnaud Roiard,” in Histoire littéraire de la France, vol.

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