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What was Suger purpose of writing the deeds of louis the fat? Like what kind of person was Suger trying to make louis out to be?

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Hi Victor,

Suger's book was intended as a celebration of Louis's life, not as an objective chronicle or full biography. It's a work of praise and flattery. Suger was Louis's trusted advisor.

Suger presents Louis as brave, decisive, and focused on the stability and general welfare of France. Suger depicts Louis as boldly and effectively consolidating royal power at the expense of French nobles, who tried to limit the king's authority.

Hope this helps!

Marc  

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