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Of or relating to the French dynasty founded by Hugh Capet.
A member of this dynasty.


(Historical Terms) a member of the dynasty founded by Hugh Capet, which ruled France from 987–1328 ad
(Historical Terms) of or relating to the Capetian kings or their rule


(kəˈpi ʃən)

1. of or pertaining to the French dynasty that ruled France A.D. 987–1328.
2. a member of this dynasty.
[1830–40; < French capétien, after Hugh Capet]
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Noun1.Capetian - a member of the Capetian dynastyCapetian - a member of the Capetian dynasty  
Capetian dynasty - a Frankish dynasty founded by Hugh Capet that ruled from 987 to 1328
crowned head, monarch, sovereign - a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
Adj.1.Capetian - of or relating to the French dynasty founded by Hugh Capet
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explores how as the French region of Languedoc came to be absorbed into the medieval Capetian kingdom in the wake of the Albigensian Crusade municipal, royal, and ecclesiastical officials struggled for jurisdiction over the population of the city of Toulouse, as well as how urban populations themselves engaged in these contestations through protests, revolts, and public engagement with the legal system, thereby playing a key role in the formation of the political and judicial structures of the 13th and 14th centuries.
Rather than confront the all-too-fresh ignominies of military surrender, German occupation, and French collaboration, the self-professed royalist appeals time and again to the France of the Capetian kings and their inaugural triumph over the German emperor Otto IV.
Monarchies, including the Capetian dynasty in France, were overthrown, and other reforms that allegedly broke with Europe's feudal, aristocratic past were instituted.
The gothic style emerged at the time of the consolidation of the kingdom of France during the reign of the Capetian dynasty (987-1316).
The episodes' successive heroes and kings, both good and evil, lead Stahl to the central argument that the lineage of the biblical kings and the establishment of the kingdom of Israel present a paradigm or even a prefiguration of the Capetian monarchy as defenders of the Church (207).
The special place that Philip Augustus holds in French history is due chiefly to his spectacular victory over France's mortal enemies at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214, a triumph that secured the Capetian dynasty on the throne and laid the foundations of the modem French state.
The arched throne canopy appears in images of the Ottonian and eventually the Capetian successors to the Carolingian rulers as evidence of the motif's staying power.
in Imperial China or in India under the Guptas, but modern diplomacy, that is the diplomatic method which became the model for most countries until recently, originated in France under the Capetian dynasty.
As such he was related to both the Capetian as well as the Angevin royal houses.
The accession to the throne of Philippe de Valois in 1328 broke the uninterrupted Capetian chain of power and necessitated a dynastic guarantor.
A Capetian bride and a vade mecum for her marriage bed', in Studying Medieval Women: Sex, Gender and Feminism, ed.