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By Janet Shirley

The previous French ’Rothelin’ Continuation of William of Tyre’s Historia offers the most effective modern narratives of the historical past of the crusades and of the Latin country of Jerusalem within the mid-thirteenth century. protecting the interval 1229-61, it has bright bills of the disastrous expeditions led by way of count number Theobald of Champagne (1239-40) and King Louis IX of France (1248-54) in addition to of alternative occasions within the East. however the textual content includes excess of this, with a close description of Jerusalem itself, songs of protest written by means of crusaders, and various marvels and adventures, together with tales of Alexander the good, and the toxic snakes encountered by way of the Roman military lower than Cato. this article is the following translated into English for the 1st time, including a story for a similar years taken from one other previous French Continuation of William of Tyre’s paintings, a part of L’Estoire de Eracles. either bills are translated from the Receuil des historiens des croisades: Historiens occidentaux vol. 2 (Paris, 1859). An advent and whole notes make those thirteenth-century occasions and concepts obtainable to scholars of medieval background and to someone drawn to the lives and styles of considered humans of that time.

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