Book Series Outremer. Studies in the Crusades and the Latin East , vol. 16

Chronicle, Crusade, and the Latin East

Essays in Honour of Susan B. Edgington

Andrew Buck, Thomas W. Smith (eds)

  • Pages: 354 p.
  • Size:156 x 234 mm
  • Illustrations:3 b/w, 1 tables b/w.
  • Language(s):English, Latin
  • Publication Year:2022

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Dedicated to Susan B. Edgington, Chronicle, Crusade, and the Latin East offers a collection of essays exploring three key thematic areas: the narrative traditions surrounding the early crusading movement, the influence of these textual traditions over wider medieval historical writing and story-telling, and the history of crusading and the Latin East.

BIO

Andrew D. Buck is Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Dublin.

Thomas W. Smith is Keeper of the Scholars and Head of Oxbridge Admissions (Arts and Humanities) at Rugby School, where he teaches history.

Summary

Chronicle, Crusade, and the Latin East offers a collection of essays exploring three closely connected thematic areas: the narrative traditions surrounding the early crusading movement, the influence of these textual traditions on wider processes of medieval historical writing and storytelling, and the history of crusading and the Latin East.

In recent years, the field of crusade studies has witnessed a significant groundswell of scholarly work, with particular emphasis on the narrative construction of crusading deeds in text and song, of the important role played by memory and memorialisation in transmitting crusading tales and promoting participation, and the nature of life in the Latin states of the East. This volume not only engages with, and offer fresh insights into, these topics, but also serves as a monument to the career of Susan B. Edgington, who has done so much to increase modern understanding of crusade narratives and the crusading past, and who has made a significant impact on the careers of many scholars. The collection of essays gathered here by established and early career historians, Edgington’s friends and students, thus furthers the study of both crusading as narrative and crusading as a lived experience.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Andrew D. Buck and Thomas W. Smith

Susan B. Edgington: An Appreciation
William J. Purkis and Carol Sweetenham

Part I. Narrating the First Crusade

Thomas W. Smith, New Manuscript Witnesses to the Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolimitanorum, the Historia Ierosolimitana of Albert of Aachen, and the Historia Hierosolymitana of Fulcher of Chartres: Preliminary Observations

John France, A Textual Puzzle: The Early Accounts of the First Crusade and their Relationships

Stephen J. Spencer, Albert of Aachen, the Gesta Francorum, and the Fall of Antioch: A Reflection on the Textual Independence of Albert’s Historia Ierosolimitana

Simon Thomas Parsons, Women at the Walls: Teichoscopy, Admiration, and Conversion on the First Crusade

Katy Mortimer, Digesting Cannibalism: Revisiting Representations of Man-Eating Crusaders in Narrative Sources for the First Crusade

Natasha Hodgson, Legitimising Authority in the Historia Ierosolimitana of Baldric of Bourgueil

Beth C. Spacey, Miracles and Crusade Narrative in the First Old French Crusade Cycle

 

Part II. Crusade and Narrative

Marcus Bull, The De Gestis Herwardi as a Crusade Text

Martin Hall, Pisa’s Double Century: The Case for an English Translation of the Pisan Annals

Peter Edbury, The Colbert-Fontainebleau Continuation of William of Tyre, 1184–1247: Structure and Composition

Helen J. Nicholson, The Sultan at the Hospital: A Thirteenth-Century Tale of Saladin and the Hospitallers

Alan V. Murray, The Lords of Zimmern, Baldwin I of Jerusalem, and a Crusader’s Ghost: The Uses of a Distant Crusading Past in an Early Modern Family Chronicle

 

Part III. Crusading and the Latin East

Carol Sweetenham, Urban Myth: The First Crusade and a Foundation Narrative of Conquest, Settlement and Defeat in the Principality of Antioch

James Doherty, Fulcher of Chartres and Armed Pilgrims, 1104–27

Andrew D. Buck, Remembering Baldwin I: The Secunda pars historiae Iherosolimitane and Literary Responses to the Jerusalemite Monarchy in Twelfth-Century France

Nicholas Morton, The ‘Land Route’ to the Holy Land: Latin Travellers Crossing Asia Minor at the Time of the Early Crusades (1095–1187)

Yvonne Friedman, Gifts in Christian-Muslim Diplomacy in the Latin East

Andrew Jotischky, Lions, Actual and Allegorical, in the Holy Land

Index

Tabula Gratulatoria