Chronicles of the Crusades

Chronicles of the Crusades

by Jean de Joinville, Geffroy de Villehardouin, Geoffroi de Villehardouin
     
 

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Two famous, firsthand accounts of the holy war in the Middle Ages

Originally composed in Old French, the two chronicles brought together here offer some of the most vivid and reliable accounts of the Crusades from a Western perspective. Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople, distinguished by its simplicity and lucidity, recounts the

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Two famous, firsthand accounts of the holy war in the Middle Ages

Originally composed in Old French, the two chronicles brought together here offer some of the most vivid and reliable accounts of the Crusades from a Western perspective. Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople, distinguished by its simplicity and lucidity, recounts the controversial Fourth Crusade, which descended into an all-out attack on the E astern Christians of Byzantium. In Life of Saint Louis, Joinville draws on his close attachment to King Louis IX of France to recall his campaigning in the Holy Land. Together these narratives comprise a fascinating window on events that, for all their remoteness, offer startling similarities to our own age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140441246
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1963
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
777,264
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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