Robert the Monk's History of the First Crusade: Historia Iherosolimitana

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Carol Sweetenham
Routledge, 19 de set. 2017 - 264 pàgines
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.
 

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The textual history of the Historia Iherosolimitana
1
Robert and the Gesta Francorum
12
Roberts relationship with other sources and value as a historical source
28
Robert as author the theologian the historiographer and the storyteller
48
Principles of translation
69
Translation of Robert the Monks Historia Iherosolimitana Sermo Apologeticus
73
Sermo Apologeticus
76
Prologue
78
The siege of Antioch October 1097February 1098
121
Events leading to the fall of Antioch February 1098June 1098
136
The Christians besieged in Antioch June 1098
147
Victory at Antioch June 1098October 1098
161
From Antioch to Jerusalem November 1098June 1099
180
The fall of Jerusalem and the battle of Ascalon June 1099August 1099
196
Two letters calling Christians on Crusade
215
Bibliography
224

The Council of Clermont and the Crusade of Peter the Hermit November 1095October 1096
79
The journey to Constantinople and negotiations there October 1096April 1097
89
Nicaea Dorylaeum and the arrival at Antioch May 1097October 1097
103

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Dr Carol Sweetenham is an associate fellow in the Department of French Studies, University of Warwick, UK. Her previous book, written with Linda Patterson, was The Canso d'Antioca: An Occitan Epic Chronicle of the First Crusade (Ashgate 2003), and together with Susan Edgington she is working on a translation of the Chanson d'Antioche for the Ashgate Crusade Texts in Translation series.

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