Albert of Aachen: Historia Ierosolimitana, History of the by Susan B. Edgington

By Susan B. Edgington

The Historia Ierosolimitana, attributed to Albert of Aachen, is the main entire, the main particular and the main vibrant of the modern narratives of the 1st campaign and the careers of the 1st new release of Latin settlers in Outremer from 1095-1119. It includes twelve books, the 1st six telling the tale of the 1st campaign via to the catch of Jerusalem in 1099 and its aftermath, and the ultimate six describing the interior and exterior politics of the crusader states throughout the first 20 years of cost. mostly overlooked via crusades scholarship, this contemporary variation and translation permits it to be studied along higher recognized debts. This quantity has been ready from a serious learn of all of the extant manuscripts, and contours the definitive Latin account, with English translation. Edgington helps the interpretation and textual content with an authoritative advent, large historic notes and important research of the paintings. This quantity will regulate the point of interest of crusades reports, producing curiosity in formerly left out features of campaign and cost within the first a long time of the 12th century.

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