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The Deeds of God Through the Franks: A Translation of Guibert de Nogent's 'Gesta Dei Per Francos'

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Guibert of Nogent's account of the First Crusade is an important but difficult chronicle which will be welcomed in this first English translation. It is a valuable addition to Boydell & Brewer's repertoire of crusading material, and is an interesting text because it represents an attempt to produce a critical history from the eyewitness sources - the Deeds of the ...more
Hardcover, 172 pages
Published March 13th 1997 by Boydell Press
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Mar 26, 2013 Craig W. rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Students of 12th century europe
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The crusades are often cited as examples of unjust and foolish war. It is tempting to view that remote age through modern eyes and lose sight of what really motivated and excited the Christians who led, followed, suffered and died on these expeditions. This contemporary account provides an important 12th century perspective on the first crusade.

The author was an Abbot in France who did not make the journey, but he read first person accounts, spoke with eyewitnesses and documented why the crusad
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