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Crusade Texts in Translation


About the Series

The crusading movement, which originated in the 11th century and lasted beyond the 16th, bequeathed to its future historians a legacy of sources which are unrivalled in their range and variety. These sources document in fascinating detail the motivations and viewpoints, military efforts and spiritual lives, of the participants in the crusades. They also narrate the internal histories of the states and societies which crusaders established or supported in the many regions where they fought. Some of these sources have been translated in the past but the vast majority have been available only in their original language. The goal of this series is to provide a wide ranging corpus of texts, most of them translated for the first time, which will illuminate the history of the crusades and the crusader-states from every angle, including that of their principal adversaries, the Muslim powers of the Middle East.

For further information about contributing to the series please contact Michael Greenwood at Routledge ([email protected])

 

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The 'Templar of Tyre' Part III of the 'Deeds of the Cypriots'

The 'Templar of Tyre': Part III of the 'Deeds of the Cypriots'

1st Edition

Edited By Paul F. Crawford
May 25, 2017

The so-called 'Templar of Tyre' is the third and longest section of an important 14th-century chronicle known as the Gestes des Chiprois. Written by a Cypriot knight who served the Templar Master William of Beaujeu as an Arabic translator and a member of his immediate retinue, the 'Templar of Tyre...

Albert of Aachen's History of the Journey to Jerusalem Volume 1: Books 1–6. The First Crusade, 1095–1099

Albert of Aachen's History of the Journey to Jerusalem: Volume 1: Books 1–6. The First Crusade, 1095–1099

1st Edition

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June 12, 2013

Albert of Aachen’s History of the Journey to Jerusalem presents the story of the First Crusade (1095-1099) and the early history of the crusader states (1099-1119). Volume 1, The First Crusade, is a long and richly detailed account of events well known from the reports of participants, such as ...

Albert of Aachen's History of the Journey to Jerusalem Volume 2: Books 7-12. The Early History of the Latin States, 1099-1119

Albert of Aachen's History of the Journey to Jerusalem: Volume 2: Books 7-12. The Early History of the Latin States, 1099-1119

1st Edition

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June 12, 2013

Albert of Aachen’s History of the Journey to Jerusalem presents the story of the First Crusade (1095-1099) and the first generation of Latin settlers in the Levant (1099-1119). Volume 2, The Early History of the Latin States, provides a surprising level of detail about the reign of King Baldwin I (...

The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir for the Crusading Period from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh. Part 1 The Years 491–541/1097–1146: The Coming of the Franks and the Muslim Response

The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir for the Crusading Period from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh. Part 1: The Years 491–541/1097–1146: The Coming of the Franks and the Muslim Response

1st Edition

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July 28, 2010

The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir (1160-1233AD), entitled 'al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh', is one of the outstanding sources for the history of the mediaeval world. It covers the whole sweep of Islamic history almost up to the death of its author and, with the sources available to him, he attempted to embrace ...

The Chronicle of the Third Crusade The Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi

The Chronicle of the Third Crusade: The Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi

1st Edition

Edited By Helen J. Nicholson
June 28, 2001

This is a translation of the Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi, a contemporary chronicle of the Third Crusade, 1187-1192. Told from the viewpoint of the European crusaders, it recounts the fall of the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187 and the subsequent expeditions to ...

The Crusade against Heretics in Bohemia, 1418–1437 Sources and Documents for the Hussite Crusades

The Crusade against Heretics in Bohemia, 1418–1437: Sources and Documents for the Hussite Crusades

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas A. Fudge
August 28, 2002

This selection of over 200 texts, nearly all appearing for the first time in English translation, provides a close-up look at the crusades against the Hussite heretics of 15th-century Bohemia, from the perspective of the official Church - or at their struggles for religious freedom, from the ...

Crusader Syria in the Thirteenth Century The Rothelin Continuation of the History of William of Tyre with Part of the Eracles or Acre Text

Crusader Syria in the Thirteenth Century: The Rothelin Continuation of the History of William of Tyre with Part of the Eracles or Acre Text

1st Edition

Edited By Janet Shirley
April 13, 1999

The Old French ’Rothelin’ Continuation of William of Tyre’s Historia provides one of the best contemporary narratives of the history of the crusades and of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in the mid-thirteenth century. Covering the period 1229-61, it has vivid accounts of the disastrous expeditions...

Letters from the East Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th–13th Centuries

Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th–13th Centuries

1st Edition

By Malcolm Barber, Keith Bate
May 31, 2013

No written source is entirely without literary artifice, but the letters sent from Asia Minor, Syria and Palestine in the high middle ages come closest to recording the real feelings of those who lived in and visited the crusader states. They are not, of course, reflective pieces, but they do ...

The Chronicle of Prussia by Nicolaus von Jeroschin A History of the Teutonic Knights in Prussia, 1190–1331

The Chronicle of Prussia by Nicolaus von Jeroschin: A History of the Teutonic Knights in Prussia, 1190–1331

1st Edition

Edited By Mary Fischer
December 28, 2010

This is the first English translation of the 'Chronicle of Prussia', which was written by Nicolaus von Jeroschin, in middle German verse, during the period from 1330 to 1341. It is a history of the Teutonic Knights, encompassing the period between the foundation of the order, in 1190, and 1331. The...

The Crusade of Frederick Barbarossa The History of the Expedition of the Emperor Frederick and Related Texts

The Crusade of Frederick Barbarossa: The History of the Expedition of the Emperor Frederick and Related Texts

1st Edition

Edited By G.A. Loud
May 31, 2013

This is the first English translation of the main contemporary accounts of the Crusade and death of the German Frederick I Barbarossa (ruled 1152-90). The most important of these, the 'History of the Expedition of the Emperor Frederick' was written soon after the events described, and is a crucial,...

Albert of Aachen's History of the Journey to Jerusalem Two volume PB set

Albert of Aachen's History of the Journey to Jerusalem: Two volume PB set

1st Edition

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June 19, 2013

Albert of Aachen’s History of the Journey to Jerusalem presents the story of the First Crusade (1095-1099) and the early history of the crusader states (1099-1119). Volume 1, The First Crusade, is a long and richly detailed account of events well known from the reports of participants, such as ...

The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir for the Crusading Period from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh. Parts 1-3 The Years 491–629/1097–1231

The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir for the Crusading Period from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh. Parts 1-3: The Years 491–629/1097–1231

1st Edition

By
July 14, 2010

The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir (1160-1233AD), entitled "al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh", is one of the outstanding sources for the history of the mediaeval world. It covers the whole sweep of Islamic history almost up to the death of its author and, with the sources available to him, he attempted to embrace ...

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