The Iron King Setting & Symbolism

Maurice Druon
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Paris

The city of Paris is itself the main location for most of the events of the novel of "The Iron King". Being as it is the nation's capital, it is here that King Philip holds his court through the majority of Part One and Part Two, and to here that he is trying to draw power (both economic and political). Paris is seen as one of the most impressive, cultured and well-established cities of the Early Medieval period, and is compared favorably with the other provinces of France, with England, Sienna and even the Vatican.

Notre Dame

The Cathedral at Notre Dame is one of the wonders of the modern world in the Fourteenth Century; and it is the most significant symbol of religious authority in France. At the time of this novel, the Papacy is operating out of France, and so the symbol of Notre Dame...

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