- Series: Penguin Classics
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics; 1 edition (March 31, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140449981
- ISBN-13: 978-0140449983
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.1 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 35 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chronicles of the Crusades (Penguin Classics) 1st Edition
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About the Author
Jean de Joinville was a thirteenth-century medieval French chronicler. His most famous work is Life of St. Louis, a biography of Louis IX of France that chronicled the Seventh Crusade.
Geoffrey de Villehardouin was a soldier and historian who took part in, and wrote extensively on, the Fourth Crusade. His eyewitness account of the 1204 conquest of Constantinople is the earliest surviving French historical narrative.
Caroline Smith studied history at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, from where she graduated with a PhD in 2004. Her publications include Crusading in the Age of Joinville (2006). She lives and works in New York, where she continues to pursue her research on the crusades and thirteenth-century French society, and on the life and writings of John of Joinville.
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But then, we don't learn from history do we?
The translator has taken care to translate these works into lucid, contemporary language without dumbing down the writing. Her work has paid off, providing a readable and lively edition still suitable for scholarly review.
Whether you are reading these for enjoyment, personal interest, or academic reasons, this translation is a good one.