This will be the first of two volumes of collected studies by the well-known German historian of the Crusades, Professor H. E. Mayer. Each volume will cover different aspects of his research. In the present one he examines the source material upon which any study of the Crusader States must be based. The documents dealt with throw much light on, for instance, their relations with the powers of Western Europe, and include several which concern the Church and the religious institutions of the Holy Land. The subsequent volume will concentrate more specifically on the monarchy and the nobility of the latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Contents: Vorwort; Zum Tode Wilhelms von Tyrus; Der Brief Kaiser Friedrichs I. an Saladin, 1188; Zum Itinerarium peregrinorum; Zur Verfasserfrage des Itinerarium peregrinorum; Das Diplom Balduins I. und Genuas Goldene Inschrift; Ein Deperditum KÃ¶nig Balduins III.; Die Stiftung Herzog Heinrichs des LÃ¶wen fÃ¼r das Hl. Grab; St. Samuel auf dem Freudenberge; Die Kanzlei Richards I. von England; Two Letters on the Earthquake of 1202; Zur Beurteilung Adhémars von Le Puy; Die Nachfolge des Patriarchen Monachus; On the beginnings of the communal movement; Zwei Kommunen in Akkon?; Index.
The first title in the Variorum Collected Studies series was published in 1970. Since then well over 1000 titles have appeared in the series, and it has established a well-earned international reputation for the publication of key research across a whole range of subjects within the fields of history.
The history of the medieval world remains central to the series, with Byzantine studies a particular speciality, but the range of titles extends from Hellenistic philosophy and the history of the Roman empire and early Christianity, through the Renaissance and Reformation, up to the 20th century. Islamic Studies forms another major strand as do the histories of science, technology and medicine.
Each title in the Variorum Collected Studies series brings together for the first time a selection of articles by a leading authority on a particular subject. These studies are reprinted from a vast range of learned journals, Festschrifts and conference proceedings. They make available research that is scattered, even inaccessible in all but the largest and most specialized libraries. With a new introduction and index, and often with new notes and previously unpublished material, they constitute an essential resource.
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