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By Susan B. Edgington

The Historia Ierosolimitana, attributed to Albert of Aachen, is the main whole, the main specific and the main vibrant of the modern narratives of the 1st campaign and the careers of the 1st iteration of Latin settlers in Outremer from 1095-1119. It contains twelve books, the 1st six telling the tale of the 1st campaign via to the trap of Jerusalem in 1099 and its aftermath, and the ultimate six describing the interior and exterior politics of the crusader states through the first 20 years of payment. principally missed through crusades scholarship, this contemporary variation and translation permits it to be studied along higher recognized bills. This quantity has been ready from a severe research of all of the extant manuscripts, and lines the definitive Latin account, with English translation. Edgington helps the interpretation and textual content with an authoritative creation, vast old notes and significant examine of the paintings. This quantity will modify the point of interest of crusades reviews, producing curiosity in formerly omitted features of campaign and cost within the first a long time of the 12th century.

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M. Jr j. f ,,,.. nnim«r. "In). pp. ,-S. tNT RO t) lJ Cr lON among- Chr;,,;an writ" rs, and his senSC "f outrag-" ca n " nl)' be matched hy the Hebre ........ r;ters. J• Womtll Une~p<. omen. Nonnan Daniel remarked on this: 'Albert had a geTiltine, imaginath·c lllldcrsun ding of the sorrows of th" bcr"",'ed wom"n "ca rrkd off by Sle m enemies w ~n unknown and alien land'" (iii. -\6; viii. ,amp\{- tk renegade nu n (ii. pwr (v. 5). He waS aware that capli"it y "'IS nUl a 'fate WOI"S<; Ihan dealh' {() so me yuu ng W(lmen, and sho "'s Ihem dressing up in order to appeal to their C"~pt ors' bener nalUres (iL 39).

S, 6, 7, 44. 45: x. 19: xii. 9. " Albert e"en goes so far as (() say that the 'king of Egjpt ' ruled juslly and tolerantly in J er"sakm, JOQB----9 (,·i. t Albert's ()b jeeti \'it~· with regard to tm, HY'-'lnti lles and the Mu~li m ~ was the OutcomC or his distance from The e,'ems he describes: thaT the eytwimess accounts ,,'ere prejudiced as a result of their authors' t xpcriences. Yet Albert al so shows a remarkable sympathy with Ihe Rhineland Jews and expresses condemnar ion of their Christian an ade rs (i .

Knoch, S,~. PI'. q-'" 11 . ,. l;t. 1819). PI'. J><>-<>. tNT ROt) lJ Cr lON Anno milleno centeno quominus uno Icn, sa km Fr. n,; ,"pi"n! uirlOn. " T his is folio,",ed, in yel anot her hand . i'1 Ifia sun! r qu. ", nauis in medio mari .. upr. terrJ'" H u;ri . c. 1, Pr",': 30 : , 8- , ~) I-I or;. ud in Ihe sc,'enteenth century, and ,ub""quently the Bodleiau Library, is nHl Imnwn. S/a/u> i'l /r(lIIsmissi~": chapter lilies were introduced by ~ precursor of manuscripts C. H. and N, so the abridged titles in A represent a lalcr stage or lransmission.

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