The Gesta Tancredi of Ralph of Caen : A History of the Normans on the First Crusades (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The Gesta Tancredi of Ralph of Caen : A History of the Normans on the First Crusades

Author: Bernard S Backrach; David S Backrach
Publisher: Burlington : Ashgate Publishing Company April 2010
Series: Crusade Texts in Translation Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This is the first translation into English of Ralph of Caen's Gesta Tancredi. The text provides an important narrative of the First Crusade and its immediate aftermath, covering the period 1096-1105. The work as a whole has a striking Norman point of view and contains details found in no other source, providing a corrective to the strong northern focus of most of the other narrative sources for the First Crusade.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard S Backrach; David S Backrach
ISBN: 9781409400325 1409400328
OCLC Number: 944496411
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Contents: Introduction: Our knowledge of Ralph, Ralph as a historian, Ralph's subject matter, Ralph as an independent source, Ralph as a Norman historian, Principles of translation; The Gesta Tancredi; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Crusade Texts in Translation Ser.

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Presents a narrative of the First Crusade and its immediate aftermath, covering the period 1096-1105, but is often neglected, due in no small part to the difficulties of its Latin.  Read more...

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'University teachers and students will welcome this translation.' Military History '[The] text reads well, any difficulties are clearly signalled, and historians of the crusades as well as students Read more...

 
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