By Susan B. Edgington
The Historia Ierosolimitana, attributed to Albert of Aachen, is the main entire, the main unique and the main vibrant of the modern narratives of the 1st campaign and the careers of the 1st new release of Latin settlers in Outremer from 1095-1119. It includes twelve books, the 1st six telling the tale of the 1st campaign via to the seize of Jerusalem in 1099 and its aftermath, and the ultimate six describing the inner and exterior politics of the crusader states throughout the first twenty years of payment. mostly ignored via crusades scholarship, this contemporary version and translation permits it to be studied along larger identified bills. This quantity has been ready from a severe learn of all of the extant manuscripts, and lines the definitive Latin account, with English translation. Edgington helps the interpretation and textual content with an authoritative advent, large historic notes and demanding research of the paintings. This quantity will adjust the point of interest of crusades stories, producing curiosity in formerly omitted features of campaign and payment within the first a long time of the 12th century.
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I~ The simplified "iew of th e Hi"~ria wh ich secs it as a mnscious l)' slanted accou nl of Gtodfrey and the ho use of Bouillon is not sustained by an objcni'"" read ing of the lexl. As a simple example of how Alben has hero misrepresented in thi s rep rd, th~ r~ is the incident of Godfrey and Ihe bear. '· According to Albert. Godfre y did indeed go 10 the rescue of a poor pilgrim and f"tlded off a li"rce a\lack by lh" bear. b UI his injury was th~ resuh of slashing ~ fem"ral "~in wh~n he tripp~d mTr his own 'word, and he himself had to be rescued b)' OnC "r his knights (iii.
Likewise few and do not giye any impression of fam iliarity with the entirety uf the worh in que,t;on; Ihey are dich~s and lags which may ha" e ocen remembered from Ihe school room or from Ihe readin g of florilegia. Alben's prose style is unsophisticated, blll it is vi>'idly descripti,'c. rt. " as he indicatcs in his own preface. aged is hard to gauge. 'aching of the Second Crusade in the ''-los (seo: below). '\1 some point, as mentioned. p<'. f"oclo<, , .... , 6" L. 1"';-& .. :01>. ---<41. i.
N" rp, IJ7---1lJ " RA.. pp_ 6I1-n: RC. j<) As evidente we have th e way in whi ch he descrihes th~ emperor Alexios Komnenos: not only does he refrain from negative qualifications, he freqltemly values him "ery posith-cl y. g. 'm'gnificus' and 'nominati,simus', i. 13; 'Christianissimus', i. (5) and he emphasizes det ai ls of th e emperor's conduct: his liberality and supponi ,-encss towards Walter Sans"oir a",1 Peter the Hermit (i. ,i", also welcomed S,end of [)~nma rk in I "97 (ii i. m of "i, it ors: Lombards (viii.