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By Susan B. Edgington

Albert of Aachen’s background of the adventure to Jerusalem provides the tale of the 1st campaign (1095-1099) and the early historical past of the crusader states (1099-1119). quantity 1, the 1st campaign, is an extended and richly unique account of occasions renowned from the reviews of contributors, equivalent to Fulcher of Chartres, Raymond of Aguilers and the nameless writer of the Gesta Francorum, yet instructed from a strikingly assorted viewpoint. Albert didn't pass on campaign himself, yet amassed stories and anecdotes from those that did, and wove them into narrative that foregrounds the actions of Peter the Hermit, Godfrey of Bouillon, Baldwin of Boulogne, and their fans. His historical past as a result deals a counter-balance, and infrequently a corrective, to the demonstrated view. Susan B. Edgington’s English translation has been extensively praised, following its first book within the Oxford Medieval Texts sequence, and is the following awarded with a brand new creation and up to date notes and bibliography.

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