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Cusimano, Richard 1939-

Works: 4 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 2,501 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Church history 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Richard Cusimano
The deeds of Louis the Fat by Suger( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the first English language translation of the deeds of a major figure in French history, King Louis the Fat (1108-1137), a text frequently cited in textbooks and monographs
Selected works of Abbot Suger of Saint-Denis by Suger( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suger, the twelfth century abbot of Saint-Denis, has not received the respect and attention that he deserves. Bernard of Clairvaux and Peter the Venerable have garnered more attention, and students of medieval history know their names well. In one respect, however, Suger has earned due praise, for his architectural innovations to the church of Saint-Denis made it truly one of the most beautiful churches in Europe. Students of history and architecture know Suger best for his work on Saint-Denis, the burial site of medieval French kings, queens, and nobility. The abbot enlarged, decorated, improved, and redesigned the building so beautifully that it is safe to say that he became the foremost church architect of twelfth-century France. The man, however, was so much more than an architect. He served as a counselor and member of the courts of King Louis VI and VII, who sent him across Europe on diplomatic missions. He represented those kings at the papal curia and imperial diets. He was also a close friends and confidante of King Henry I of England, whom he often visited on behalf of French royal interests. Never shy, Suger seems almost obsessed that his works and deeds not be forgotten. He acquired numerous properties and estates for his abbey, as well as improved the ones it already possessed. He built new buildings, barns, walls for villages, and increased the return of grain from all the abbey's lands. Readers interested in the medieval agricultural system and way of life will also enjoy these texts. Suger's texts also provide a wealth of information about the events of his era as well as a large amount of biographical material on his accomplishments. This translation of his writings intends to enhance his reputation and make his name better known by students at all levels and among those interested in medieval topics."--Book jacket
A translation of the Chronicle of the abbey of Morigny, France, c. 1100-1150 by Théulphe( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written during the 12th century by monks at the Benedictine abbey of Morigny, about fifty kilometers south of Paris, the Chronicle describes the abbey's foundation, its purchase by King Philip I, its difficulties surviving its initial poverty, its heated quarrel over proprietorships with the canons of the church of Saint-Martin in Old Etampes, and its bitter dispute with the church of Notre Dame of Etampes over burial rights. Besides revealing the intrigues and scandals of 12th-century churchman vying for money, power, and influence, these parts of the text detail an abbey's struggle to be born and survive in a society filled with churches, and with powers, both lay and ecclesiastical, competing either to help it or harm it. This, the first published translation of the Chronicle, will be a significant addition to early 12th-century studies."--Jacket
Facets of the western world by Richard Cusimano( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The deeds of Louis the Fat
A translation of the Chronicle of the abbey of Morigny, France, c. 1100-1150
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