The Historia Iherosolimitana of Robert the Monk / edited by D. Kempf and M.G. Bull.
By: Robert, of Reims
Contributor(s): Kempf, D. (Damien) | Bull, Marcus GrahamMaterial type: TextLanguage: English, Latin Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell Press, 2013Description: 1 online resource (lxxiv, 121 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782040781; 1782040781Subject(s): Crusades (First : 1096-1099) | Crusades -- First, 1096-1099 -- Sources | Church history -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 | Crusades -- First, 1096-1099 -- Early works to 1800 -- Concordances | Crusades -- First, 1096-1099 | Jerusalem -- History -- Latin Kingdom, 1099-1244 -- Early works to 1800 | HISTORY -- Middle East -- General | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Medieval | Church history -- Middle Ages | Crusades | 600-1500Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Sources.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Historia Iherosolimitana of Robert the Monk.DDC classification: 956.014 LOC classification: D161.1 | .R63 2013ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; The Historia Iherosolimitana of Robert the Monk; Authorship and Date; Manuscript Transmission; Previous Editions; The Base Manuscript and Editorial Principles; List of Manuscripts; Historia Iherosolimitana; Apologeticus sermo; Prologus; Book I; Book II; Book III; Book IV; Book V; Book VI; Book VII; Book VIII; Book IX; Selecte Bibliography of Secondary Works; Index; Backcover.
Robert the Monk's history of the First Crusade (1095-99), which was probably completed c. 1110, was in the nature of a medieval ""bestseller"", proving by far the most popular narrative of the crusade's events. This volume presents the first critical edition to be published since the 1860s, grounded in a close study of the more than 80 manuscripts of the text that survive in libraries and archives across Europe. In their detailed introduction the editors explore the vexed problem of the author's identity, as well as the reasons for the text's success. It will be an important contribution to sc.
Main text in Latin.
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