The leper King and his heirs : Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem (Book, 2000) [WorldCat.org]
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The leper King and his heirs : Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem

Author: Bernard Hamilton
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Italian
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Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (1174-85) suffered from lepromatous leprosy, the most deadly form of the disease. This book challenges the traditional negative views of his reign and shows how, despite his  Read more...

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Named Person: re di Gerusalemme Baldovino 4
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Hamilton
ISBN: 052164187X 9780521641876
OCLC Number: 801294247
Description: XXV, 288 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue; 1. The sources for Baldwin IV's reign; 2. Baldwin's childhood; 3. The kingdom; 4. The international status of the kingdom; 5. The king's minority; 6. Western aid: William of Montferrat and Philip of Flanders; 7. The victor of mont Gisard; 8. Prince Reynald's initiative; 9. The dying king; 10. The heirs of the leper king; Epilogue; Appendix by Piers Mitchell: an evaluation of the leprosy of king Baldwin IV of Jerusalem in the context of the medieval world; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Bernard Hamilton.

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' ... compelling ... the book stands as a gifted work and one of the best introductions to the world of the Latin East produced to date.' BBC History Magazine ' ... judicious and learned book.' The Read more...

 
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