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By Janet Shirley

The previous French ’Rothelin’ Continuation of William of Tyre’s Historia presents the most effective modern narratives of the background of the crusades and of the Latin nation of Jerusalem within the mid-thirteenth century. masking the interval 1229-61, it has vibrant debts of the disastrous expeditions led via count number Theobald of Champagne (1239-40) and King Louis IX of France (1248-54) in addition to of alternative occasions within the East. however the textual content comprises excess of this, with an in depth description of Jerusalem itself, songs of protest written by way of crusaders, and various marvels and adventures, together with tales of Alexander the good, and the toxic snakes encountered via the Roman military lower than Cato. this article is right here translated into English for the 1st time, including a story for a similar years taken from one other outdated French Continuation of William of Tyre’s paintings, a part of L’Estoire de Eracles. either money owed are translated from the Receuil des historiens des croisades: Historiens occidentaux vol. 2 (Paris, 1859). An advent and whole notes make those thirteenth-century occasions and ideas available to scholars of medieval historical past and to an individual drawn to the lives and styles of considered humans of that time.

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