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The deeds of the Franks and other Jerusalem-bound pilgrims : the earliest chronicle of the first crusades

Author: Nirmal Dass
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.
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"This new translation offers a faithful yet accessible English-language rendering of the twelfth-century Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolomitanorum, the earliest known Latin account of the First Crusade. The exemplar for all later histories and retellings of the First Crusade, it is filled with vivid descriptions of the hardships suffered by the crusaders, with deeds of personal heroism, with courtly intrigues,
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nirmal Dass
ISBN: 9781442204973 1442204974 9781442204980 1442204982 9781442204997 1442204990
OCLC Number: 713189179
Notes: Translated from the Latin.
Description: vi, 154 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction; The Deeds Of The Franks And Other Jerusalemites; The First Narrative Year-End 1095 to February 1097; The Second Narrative February 20 to June 19, 1097; The Third Narrative The Crusaders in Asia Minor-July 1097; The Fourth Narrative The Crusaders March to Antioch-July to October 1097; The Fifth Narrative October to December 1097; The Sixth Narrative The Siege of Antioch Continues-December 1097 to February 1098; The Seventh Narrative The Siege of Antioch Continues-March 1098; The Eighth Narrative March to June 1098; The Ninth Narrative June 1098; The Tenth Narrative July 1098 to August 1099; Description of the Holy Places of Jerusalem; Mass in Veneration of the Holy Sepulcher; Verse in Praise of Bohemond; Four Names; Notes; Selected Bibliography.
Other Titles: Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolymitanorum.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Nirmal Dass.
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"This new translation offers a faithful yet accessible English-language rendering of the twelfth-century Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolomitanorum, the earliest known Latin account of the First Crusade. The exemplar for all later histories and retellings of the First Crusade, it is filled with vivid descriptions of the hardships suffered by the crusaders, with deeds of personal heroism, with courtly intrigues, with betrayal and cowardice, and with a relentless faith that would see the attainment of the desired goal the capture of Jerusalem by the crusaders in 1095. It is also a sweeping tale that swiftly moves from the first preaching of the crusade by Pope Urban II, to the ragtag and ultimately doomed effort of the popular People's Crusade, and then to the more disciplined and concerted campaign by the French and Norman nobility that led to the conquest of the Holy Land by the crusaders. Based on the latest scholarly research, including a substantive introduction that explores the questions surrounding the Gesta and that sets it in its historical context, this definitive translation will bring the First Crusade and its era to life for all readers"--Provided by publisher.

"This new translation offers a faithful yet accessible English-language rendering of the twelfth-century Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolomitanorum, the earliest known Latin account of the First Crusade. The exemplar for all later histories and retellings of the First Crusade, it is filled with vivid descriptions of the hardships suffered by the crusaders, with deeds of personal heroism, with courtly intrigues, with betrayal and cowardice, and with a relentless faith that would see the attainment of the desired goal: the capture of Jerusalem by the crusaders in 1095. It is also a sweeping tale that swiftly moves from the first preaching of the crusade by Pope Urban II, to the ragtag and ultimately doomed effort of the popular People's Crusade, and then to the more disciplined and concerted campaign by the French and Norman nobility that led to the conquest of the Holy Land by the crusaders. Based on the latest scholarly research, including a substantive introduction that explores the questions surrounding the Gesta and that sets it in its historical context, this definitive translation will bring the First Crusade and its era to life for all readers"--Provided by publisher.

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