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By Susan B. Edgington

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Albert of Aachen’s heritage of the adventure to Jerusalem provides the tale of the 1st campaign (1095-1099) and the early background of the crusader states (1099-1119). quantity 1, the 1st campaign, is an extended and richly exact account of occasions popular from the studies of members, resembling Fulcher of Chartres, Raymond of Aguilers and the nameless writer of the Gesta Francorum, yet informed from a strikingly varied point of view. Albert didn't move on campaign himself, yet accrued experiences and anecdotes from those that did, and wove them into narrative that foregrounds the actions of Peter the Hermit, Godfrey of Bouillon, Baldwin of Boulogne, and their fans. His historical past as a result bargains a counter-balance, and infrequently a corrective, to the verified view. Susan B. Edgington’s English translation has been broadly praised, following its first booklet within the Oxford Medieval Texts sequence, and is right here awarded with a brand new advent and up-to-date notes and bibliography.

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