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Orthodox Christian historians bend over backwards to avoid discussing Joan's Angevin connection; many characterize that dynasty as a limb of Satan.
Many historians haven't paid close attention to who was related to whom in Joan's story and how the Angevin network would move her up through tiers of feudal allegiance to the King.
By 1427, history was surging toward her meeting with the Angevin family.
And it had a special meaning for a young Angevin whose female ancestors had ridden to war.
But it is pleasing to see from two recently published studies that these impediments have not deterred a surprisingly international group of scholars from making further investigations into different aspects of Angevin Naples.
Charles I took a detailed interest in his building projects, as revealed in the Angevin Registers, which were transcribed from the archives before their destruction, but apart from the Cistercian abbeys outside Naples, the surviving fragments of which indicate contemporary French style, his documented interest in churches in Naples is limited to donations of land, notably in the new market area he developed, where a hospital and church of St Eligio was established for the use of 'foreigners'--the French--but where the impetus came from a group of merchants.
Professor Bruzelius politely but firmly addresses many of the misconceptions perpetuated in accumulated local historiography and convincingly rejects traditional assumptions about a perceived Angevin style.
Originally dedicated to Corpus Domini, the unusual design of the choir of the nuns in clausura, allowing visibility of the host during mass, is emphasised here, together with the Angevin dynasty's strong links with Franciscan piety.
Caroline Bruzelius assigns a stronger degree of intentionality to the Italian resistance to Gothic as a fully realized architectural system; the latter, she argues, had become associated with the Angevin espousal of French Gothic in the Kingdom of Naples, i.
The political fragmentation of the peninsula was the result of a series of invasions by land across the Alps and by sea from maritime invaders: Byzantine, Saracen, Norman, Angevin.
The popes could nor rely upon the continuous support of their Angevin allies, nor of their feudal vassals, the kings of England, Scotland and Aragon.
Had the Angevin dynasty survived to pursue its rights to its Italian possessions, neither Charles VIII nor his successors would have had any legitimate claim to the kingdom of Naples or the kingdom of Jerusalem.
The drive for "liberties" was not, after all, seen only in Angevin England.