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 whole, 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 contains twelve books, the 1st six telling the tale of the 1st campaign via to the trap of Jerusalem in 1099 and its aftermath, and the ultimate six describing the interior and exterior politics of the crusader states in the course of the first twenty years of cost. mostly missed via crusades scholarship, this contemporary variation and translation permits it to be studied along larger recognized money owed. This quantity has been ready from a severe research of the entire extant manuscripts, and contours the definitive Latin account, with English translation. Edgington helps the interpretation and textual content with an authoritative advent, large old notes and significant research of the paintings. This quantity will regulate the focal point of crusades reports, producing curiosity in formerly skipped over elements of campaign and payment within the first many years of the 12th century.

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