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Crusade Sources in Translation


COLLECTIONS [All Crusades]

Recueil des historiens des Croisades
Recueil des historiens des Croisades, (Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1841-1906), 16 Vols
Historiens occidentaux. t. 1-5, 1844-95.--
Historiens orientaux, t. 1-5, 1872-1906.--
Documents armeniens. t. 1-2,1869-1906.
Historiens grecs, t. 1-2, 1875-81.
Lois. Assises de Jerusalem ... t. 1-2, 1841-43.
---For arrangement of contents see:
Lasteyrie du Saillant., Bibliographie generale des travaux historiques et archeologiques publies par les societes savantes de la Francem t. 3, p. 464-467.
Contents:
The whole set was reissued in photofacsimilie - Farnborough (Hants.) Gregg Press, 1967-) 5 ser. in 16 v. in plates (maps) 33 cm.
Facsim. reprint of the 1st ed., Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1841-1906.
-This is the major collection of crusade texts. For the most part they are edited in original languages and have a modern French translation underneath.

Collected Accounts
Arab Sources
English trans. F. Gabrieli and E. J. Costello, Arab Historians of the Crusades, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1969)
Irwin, Robert, "The Image of the Byzantine and the Frank in Arab Popular Literature of the Late Middle Ages", Mediterranean Historical Review 4 (1989)

Damascus Chronicle
Arabic
English trans. H.A.R. Gibb, The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades, (London: Luzac, 1932)

FIRST CRUSADE

Collected Translated Accounts
A.C. Krey, The First Crusade: The Accounts of Eye-Witnesses and Participants, (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1921, rep. Gloucester MA: P. Smith 1958)

Dana C. Munro, "Urban and the Crusaders", Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of European History, Vol 1:2, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1895)

Fulcher of Chartres
Latin
English trans. Martha E. McGinty, Fulcher of Chartres: Chronicle of the First Crusade, (London: Oxford University Press; Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1941)
English trans. Frances R. Ryan, and H.S. Fink, Fulcher of Chartres: A History of the Expedition to Jerusalem, 1095-1127, (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1969)

Gesta Francorum
Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolymitanorum.
English trans.
The first crusade, The deeds of the Franks and other Jerusalemites; "Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolimitanorum", translated into English for the first time by Somerset de Chair, (London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945)
The deeds of the Franks and the other pilgrims to Jerusalem, trans. Rosalind Hill, Latin text and English translation, (London: New York: T. Nelson, 1962)

Ordericus Vitalis
1075-1143?
Histoire eccleciasticae libri
Latin
The ecclesiastical history of England and Normandy, trans Thomas Forester, 4 vols. (London, H. G. Bohn, 1853-56; reissued New York: AMS, 1968),
[Translation was made from the edition of Auguste Le Prevost, Paris, 1838-55]
The ecclesiastical history of Orderic Vitalis, edited and translated with introduction and notes by Marjorie Chibnall, (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1969-1980)

Raimundus de Agiles (Raymond D'Aguilers)
Historia Francorum qui ceperunt Iherusalem [by] Raymond D'Aguilers, trans. John Hugh Hill and Laurita L. Hill., (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1968)

Petrus Tudebodus (Peter Tudebode).
Historia de Hierosolymitano itinere [by] Peter Tudebode, trans. John Hugh Hill and Laurita L. Hill, (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1974)

William of Tyre
A History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea, trans. Emily A. Babcock and A.C. Krey, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1943)

SECOND CRUSADE

Odo de Deuil, Abbot of Saint Denis, d. ca. 1162.
De profectione Ludovici VII in orientem, ed., with an English translation, by Virginia Gingerick Berry, (New York, Columbia Univ. Press, 1948)

Otto I, Bishop of Freising, d. 1158.
The deeds of Frederick Barbarossa, by Otto of Freising and his continuator, Rahewin; translated and annotated with an introd. by CharlesChristopher Mierow (with the collaboration of Richard Emery), (New York: Columbia University Press, 1953)
The two cities; a chronicle of universal history to the year 1146 A.D., by Otto, Bishop of Freising, trans. Charles Christopher Mierow, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1928)

Jacques de Vitry
ca. 1170-1240.
The history of Jerusalem. A.D. 1180, trans. Aubrey Stewart, (London, 1896 [1893?])

THIRD CRUSADE

Richard of Devizes
Chronicles of the Crusades : being contemporary narratives of the crusade of Richard Coeur de Lion / by Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf ; and of the crusade of St. Louis, by Lord John de Joinville, (London ; H. G. Bohn, 1848; reissued New York: AMS, 1969)

FOURTH CRUSADE

Collection - Old French Chronicles
English trans.
Three Old French chronicles of the crusades : the History of the holy war, the History of them that took Constantinople, the Chronicle of Reims. Trans. Edward Noble Stone, (Seattle, Wash.: The University of Washington, 1939)
[Ambroise, fl. ca. 1196. Histoire de la guerre sainte. Clari, Robert de, 12th/13th cent. Conquete de Constantinople. Recits d'un menestrel de Reims]

Villehardouin, Geoffroi de, d. ca. 1212.
French
The Conquest of Cinstantinople
La conquete de Constantinople
, Editee et traduite par Edmond Faral, (Paris, Societe d'edition "Les Belles lettres", 1938-)
Coulet, Noel, Ceux qui conquirent Constantinople : recits de la quatrieme Croisade. (Paris : Union general d'editions, 1966)
English trans.
Shaw, Margaret R. B. (Margaret Renee Bryers), Chronicles of the Crusades, (Baltimore: Penguin Books, [1963])
Chronicles of the crusades, by Villehardouin & De Joinville, translated by Sir Frank Marzials, (London, Dent; New York, Dutton [introd. 1908])
Available on the Internet at
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html]

Robert de Clari, fl 1200-1216.
The Conquest of Constantinople
La conquete de Constantinople
, ed. par Phipipe Lauer, (Paris, E. Champion, 1956)
La Conquete de Constantinople. Traduction par Pierre Charlot., (Paris, E. de Boccard, 1939)
Coulet, Noel., Ceux qui conquirent Constantinople : recits de la quatrieme Croisade. (Paris : Union general d'editions, 1966).
English trans.
The Conquest of Constantinople, trans. E. H.McNeal, (New York: Columbia University Press, 1936)
Three Old French chronicles of the crusades : the History of the holy war, the History of them that took Constantinople, the Chronicle of Reims. Trans. Edward Noble Stone, (Seattle, Wash.: The University of Washington, 1939)
Italian trans.
La conquista di Constantinopoli (1198-1216) [di] Roberto di Clari. Studio critico, traduzione e note, by Anna Maria Nada Patrone, (Genova, 1972)

FIFTH AND LATER CRUSADES

Jean de Joinville
c.1224-c1317
Life of St. Louis.
Histoire de saint Louis. [Ed. revue et presentee par Regine Pernoud. (Paris: Club des libraires de France [1960])
English trans.
Chronicles of the Crusades : being contemporary narratives of the crusade of Richard Coeur de Lion / by Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf ; and of the crusade of St. Louis, by Lord John de Joinville, (London ; H. G. Bohn, 1848)
Chronicles of the crusades, by Villehardouin & De Joinville, translated by Sir Frank Marzials, (London, Dent; New York, Dutton [introd. 1908])
The history of Saint Louis, translated from the French text edited by Natalis de Wailly, by Joan Evans, (Newtown, Montgomeryshire [Wales] : Gregynog Press, 1937)
The life of St. Louis, translated by Rene Hague from the text edited by Natalis de Wailly, (New York : Sheed and Ward, 1955)
Shaw, Margaret R. B. (Margaret Renee Bryers), Chronicles of the Crusades, (Baltimore: Penguin Books, [1963])

Makrisi, Essulouk li Mariset il Muluk [The Road to Knowledge of the Return of Kings], in Chronicles of the Crusades, ed. H.G.B. (London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848: reissued New York: AMS Press, 1969), pp. 535-556

OTHER CRUSADE SOURCES

Assizes of Romania
Liber consuetudinum Imperii Romaniae. Feudal institutions as revealed in the Assizes of Romania, the law code of Frankish Greece : translation of the text of the Assizes with a commentary on feudal institutions in Greece and in medieval Europe, by Peter W. Topping, (New York : AMS Press, [1980] c1949.) Series title: University of Pennsylvania. Dept. of History Translations and reprints from the original sources of history ; ser. 3, v. 3.


(c)Paul Halsall, 1997