Chronicles of the Crusades - Dedication through Part 2, Chapter 2: Preparations for a Crusade Summary & Analysis

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Dedication through Part 2, Chapter 2: Preparations for a Crusade Summary and Analysis

In the Dedication, the author of the second work presented, The Life of Saint Louis, tells his reasons for writing the tribute to Louis. Joinville also notes he has written the book in two parts, those of a depiction of Louis' life as lived by God, and a depiction of his feats. He wants men to realize the greatness of Louis, and he gives four examples of Louis risking his life for others. He ends the dedication by noting that to take example from Louis would be to gain favor with God.

Joinville gives several examples of phrases stated by Louis that show his good teachings. He eats whatever is cooked for him, never speaks against any men, dilutes his wine so as not to be drunken...

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