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Chronicles of the Crusades

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These two famous Old French chronicles were composed by soldiers who took part in the Holy Wars and offer both eyewitness accounts of the battles and pictures of life in the East.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Villehardouin: The Conquest of Constantinople 1. Muster-Roll of the Fourth Crusade

2. Treaty with the Venetians

3. The Army Seeks a Leader

4. Delays and Disappointments

5. Siege of Zara

6. Discord in the Army

7. Voyage to Scutari

8. Preparations for an Assault

9. First Siege of Constantinople

10. The Emperor's Covenant

11. Appeal to Arms

12. Second Siege to Constantinople

13. Election of an Emperor

14. A Case of Strained Relations

15. War against the Greeks

16. Siege of Adrianople

17. A Regency Established

18. King Johanitza Ravages the Empire

19. Offensive and Counter-Offensive

20. War on Two Fronts

21. Excursions Outside the Empire Joinville: The Life of Saint Louis Introduction

Part One

1. The Servant of God

2. The Servant of His People

Part Two

1. Turbulence of Barons

2. Preparations for a Crusade

3. Voyage to Cyprus

4. Landing in Egypt

5. Occupation of Damietta

6. Operations on the Nile

7. The Battle of Mansourah

8. Victory and its Aftermath

9. The French in Captivity

10. Negotiations with the Saracens

11. The King in Acre

12. The Old Man of the Mountain

13. The Tartars

14. Life in Caesarea

15. Expedition to Jaffa

16. Expedition to Saida

17. Return to France

18. The King's Administration of his Realm

19. A Fatal Crusade

20. Canonization of Saint Louis

Notes on the Translation

Glossary

Maps

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140441246
Translator:
Shaw, Margaret R.
Author:
De Joinville, Jean
Author:
De Villehardouin, Geoffrey
Author:
Villehardouin, Geffroy de
Author:
Joinville, Jean de
Author:
Shaw, Margaret R. B.
Author:
Joinville, Jean
Author:
Shaw, Margaret R.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Crusades
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
19630831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.75x5.04x.70 in. .54 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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