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 specific and the main vibrant of the modern narratives of the 1st campaign and the careers of the 1st iteration 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 seize of Jerusalem in 1099 and its aftermath, and the ultimate six describing the inner and exterior politics of the crusader states through the first 20 years of cost. mostly missed via crusades scholarship, this contemporary version and translation permits it to be studied along higher identified debts. This quantity has been ready from a serious learn of the entire extant manuscripts, and contours the definitive Latin account, with English translation. Edgington helps the interpretation and textual content with an authoritative creation, broad old notes and important examine of the paintings. This quantity will adjust the point of interest of crusades experiences, producing curiosity in formerly passed over features of campaign and cost within the first many years of the 12th century.

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