Robert the Monk's History of the First Crusade: Historia Iherosolimitana

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Aug 14, 2006 - History - 243 pages
This is a English translation of Robert the Monk's Historia Iherosolimitana, a Latin prose chronicle describing the First Crusade. In addition to providing information on the Crusade (Robert claims to have been an eyewitness of the Council of Clermont in 1095), its particular interest lies in the great popularity it enjoyed in the Middle Ages.

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Contents

Robert and the Gesta Francorum
12
Roberts relationship with other sources and value as
28
Robert as author the theologian the historiographer
48
Principles of translation
69
The journey to Constantinople and negotiations there
89
Nicaea Dorylaeum and the arrival at Antioch
103
The siege of Antioch October 1097February 1098
121
Events leading to the fall of Antioch February 1098June
136
Victory at Antioch June 1098October 1098
161
From Antioch to Jerusalem November 1098June 1099
180
The fall of Jerusalem and the battle of Ascalon
196
Two letters calling Christians on Crusade
215
Index
233
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About the author (2006)

Dr Carol Sweetenham is an associate fellow in the Department of French Studies, University of Warwick, UK. Her previous book, written with Linda Patterson, was The Canso d'Antioca: An Occitan Epic Chronicle of the First Crusade (Ashgate 2003), and together with Susan Edgington she is working on a translation of the Chanson d'Antioche for the Ashgate Crusade Texts in Translation series.

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