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The Apple of His Eye: Converts from Islam in the Reign of Louis IX

William Chester Jordan


The thirteenth century brought new urgency to Catholic efforts to convert non-Christians, and no Catholic ruler was more dedicated to this undertaking than King Louis IX of France. His military expeditions against Islam are well documented, but there was also a peaceful side to his encounter with the Muslim world, one that has received little attention until now. This book shines new light on the king's program to induce Muslims to voluntarily convert to Christianity and resettle in France. It recovers a forgotten but important episode in the history of the Crusades while providing a rare wind ... More

Keywords: thirteenth century, King Louis IX, Muslims, Christianity, Crusades, Christians, Seventh Crusade, Catholic conversion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691190112
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691190112.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Chester Jordan, author
Princeton University