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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- ISBN: 978-2-503-58620-5
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- ISBN: 978-2-503-58621-2
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.
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.
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.
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