hist - texts and textures #5

hist - texts and textures #5 - Louis, is idealized and...

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Keya Agarwal History 102gm - Prof. Glenn and Mr. Justin Haar 10/20/11 Texts and Textures essay #5 – Odo of Deuil’s The Journey of Louis vii to the East Between The Song of Roland and Joinville’s Life of Saint Louis An analytical exploration of the Second Crusade during the twelfth century, Rudi Paul Lindner’s essay on Odo of Deuil’s The Journey of Louis vii to the East is highly opinionated and informative. Lindner discusses the roles of King Louis vii and of Odo’s account, suggesting that they are both transitional figures in the history of religious expression and emotional response. More interestingly he investigates the relationship between author and subject in Odo’s work and in The Song of Roland and Joinville’s Life of Saint Louis . The connection he describes between Joinville and his subject, King
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Unformatted text preview: Louis, is idealized and presumptuous, as he bases it on the fact that Joinville mentions that King Louis dies at the same hour as that of Jesus and hence understands the spirituality about the subject. He goes on the critique how Odo misses this key element of spirituality in presenting King Louis vii, and fails to understand his subject and delivers mere description of events instead of providing an understanding of the events. Although I find the concept of discussing the connection between the author and subject fascinating, it appears that Lindner may be attributing his own biases to the study and choosing sides rather than extracting glimpses of the time period presented by the authors, which he states the books provide, but fails to fully investigate....
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