Robert the Monk's History of the First Crusade: Historia Iherosolimitana - Crusade Texts in Translation (Hardback)
  • Robert the Monk's History of the First Crusade: Historia Iherosolimitana - Crusade Texts in Translation (Hardback)
zoom

Robert the Monk's History of the First Crusade: Historia Iherosolimitana - Crusade Texts in Translation (Hardback)

(editor), (series editor), (series editor), (series editor), (series editor), (series editor)
£98.99
Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 13/01/2005
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This is the first English translation of Robert the Monk's Historia Iherosolimitana, a Latin prose chronicle describing the First Crusade. In addition to providing new and unique information on the Crusade (Robert claims to have been an eyewitness of the Council of Clermont in 1095), its particular interest lies in the great popularity it enjoyed in the Middle Ages. The text has close links with the vernacular literary tradition and is written in a racy style which would not disgrace a modern tabloid journalist. Its reflection of contemporary legends and anecdotes gives us insights into perceptions of the Crusade at that time and opens up interesting perspectives onto the relationship of history and fiction in the twelfth century. The introduction discusses what we know about Robert, his importance as a historical source and his place in the literary tradition of the First Crusade.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780754604716
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm

You may also be interested in...

Spitfire
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
Endeavour
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.00
Hardback
Beneath Another Sky
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
SPQR
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A History of Britain in 21 Women
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Silk Roads
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.49
Paperback
God
Added to basket
God
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
In Our Time
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
The Golden Thread
Added to basket
The Darkening Age
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Written in History
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Belonging
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Queens of the Conquest
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Homo Deus
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.