By Kenneth M. Setton, Robert Lee Wolff, Harry W. Hazard
The six volumes of A background of the Crusades will stand because the definitive background of the Crusades, spanning 5 centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian views, and containing a wealth of data and research of the historical past, politics, economics, and tradition of the medieval global.
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Additional resources for A History of the Crusades, Volume II: The Later Crusades, 1189-1311
For the aftermath of the Second Crusade, the letters of the principals are the most important source : Epistolae Ludovici YII, Eugenii III papae, Bernardi, Sugerii, Petri abbatis Cluniacensis (PL, CLXXXIX; RHGF, XV; A. Duchesne, Historiae Francorum scriptores, IV [Paris, 1641 ]). Suger's letters, together with the important Guilelmi 'vita Sugerii, may be consulted in A. ), Oeuvres computes de Suger (Paris, 1867). Letters of king Conrad and some prominent Germans are found in IPibaldi epistolae (cd.
To avoid a conflict with the French royal family, Roger may well have dropped for the time his claim to Antioch, or may have thought of trading this claim for the kingdom of Jerusalem or even for a free hand against Constantinople. Since Roger's ambassadors had received orders to stay in France until final decisions should be reached by an assembly being held at Etampes at the beginning of 1147, they had ample time to establish contact with the anti-Byzantine party, especially with its leader, Godfrey, bishop of Langres, and to use Sicilian money to gain more partisans.
Among the prisoners were "women skilled in weaving fine silk cloth". 16 Athens seems to have been sacked as well as Corinth, which Nicetas describes as "the rich city on the 1; Odo of Deuil, De profectione, I (ed. Berry), pp. 6-14. For details, see Mrs. Berry's account in volume I of the present work, pp. 469-470'IS See emperor Manuel's own statement in a chrysobull for the Venetians of March 1148, in Tafel and Thomas, Urkunden zur 4'lteren Handels- and Staatsgeschichte der Republrk Yenedig, I, I09-I I0.
A History of the Crusades, Volume II: The Later Crusades, 1189-1311 by Kenneth M. Setton, Robert Lee Wolff, Harry W. Hazard