Deeds Done Beyond the Sea
Essays on William of Tyre, Cyprus and the Military Orders presented to Peter Edbury
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This volume celebrates Peter Edbury’s career by bringing together seventeen essays by colleagues, former students and friends which focus on three of his major research interests: the great historian of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, William of Tyre, and his Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum and its continuations; medieval Cyprus, in particular under the Lusignans; and the Military Orders in the Middle Ages. All based on original research, the contributions to this volume include new work on manuscripts, ranging from a Hospitaller rental document of the twelfth century to a seventeenth-century manuscript of Cypriot interest; studies of language and terminology in William of Tyre’s chronicle and its continuations; thematic surveys; legal and commercial investigations pertaining to Cyprus; aspects of memorialization, and biographical studies. These contributions are bracketed by a foreword written by Peter Edbury’s PhD supervisor, Jonathan Riley-Smith, and an appreciation of Peter’s own publications by Christopher Tyerman.
Table of Contents
Part I William of Tyre; Chapter 1 Some New Light on the Composition Process of William of Tyre’s Historia, Benjamin Z.Kedar; Chapter 2 William of Tyre’s Attitude towards Islam, NicholasMorton; Chapter 3 Biblical Quotations and Formulaic Language in the Chronicle of William of Tyre, Alan V.Murray; Chapter 4 William of Tyre and the First Rulers of the Latin Principality of Antioch, ThomasAsbridge; Chapter 5 Differing Views of Renaud de Châtillon, Philip D.Handyside; Chapter 6 Re-translating William of Tyre, Helen J.Nicholson; Chapter 7 Saladin, from Memory towards Myth in the Continuations, JohnFrance; Chapter 8 Holy War and Kingship in Fifteenth-century Hungary, NormanHousley; Part II Cyprus; Chapter 9 Cypriot Gold Thread in Late Medieval Silk Weaving and Embroidery, DavidJacoby; Chapter 10 A New Manuscript of Leontios Makhairas’s Chronicle of the ‘Sweet Land of Cyprus’, AngelNicolaou-Konnari; Chapter 11 Animals and the Law, NicholasCoureas; Chapter 12 Amanieu Son of Bernard, Count of Astarac, Croisé Manqué? Deconstructing the Myth of an Eighteenth-century Crusader, MichalisOlympios; Chapter 13 Queen Plaisance of Cyprus and the Bulla Cypria, ChrisSchabel; Part III The Military Orders; Chapter 14 Gregory VII and the Idea of a Military-Religious Order, Paul F.Crawford; Chapter 15 A Rental of Hospitaller Properties in Twelfth-century Jerusalem, DenysPringle; Chapter 16 Afonso of Portugal, Master of the Hospital: 1202/3–1206, AnthonyLuttrell; Chapter 17 The Identity of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in Portugal, Paula PintoCosta; Part IV Afterword; Chapter 18 Peter Edbury as an Historian, ChristopherTyerman;
Susan B. Edgington is a Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, UK; Helen Nicholson is Professor of Medieval History at Cardiff University, Wales, UK.