Author:Joinville, Jean de; Villehardouin, Geoffroy de; Shaw, Margaret

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Chronicles of the Crusades (Penguin Classics)

By: Joinville, Jean de; Villehardouin, Geoffroy de; Shaw, Margaret

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2277367

ISBN: 0140441247

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly rubbed, minor pencil marginalia, pages lightly toned. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. 362 pp. The two famous Old French chronicles in this volume were composed by soldiers who took part in the Holy Wars. Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople is the first trustworthy and fully informed history of the Crusades. Distinguished for its simplicity and lucidity, it is an account of the Fourth Crusade, which ironically ended as a war against the Eastern Christians of the Orthodox Church. Joinville's Life of Saint Louis was inspired by the author's close attachment to the pious king a... View more info