Rutebeuf and Louis IX
52 pp., 6 x 9
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9042-4
Published: January 1962
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Rutebeuf was a thirteenth-century French troubadour. This work examines his portrayals of Louis IX, who he considered to be a fanatic. The prose of Rutebeuf, Edward Billings Ham argues, calls attention to the king’s avarice and political ineptitude, and to the self-interest of his counselors and their preposterous incapacity for war.