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William of Tyre Historian of the Latin East

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ISBN-10: 0521407281

ISBN-13: 9780521407281

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter W. Edbury, John Gordon Rowe

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William, archbishop of Tyre from 1175 to c.1184, was a churchman, royal servant and scholar who lived in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Born in Jerusalem around 1130, he studied in western Europe for almost twenty years until 1165, when he returned to the East to begin his career in public life. He left to posterity a monumental history in which he described the events of the First Crusade (1095-9) and recorded the fortunes of the western rulers of the states subsequently founded in Syria and the Holy Land down to his own day. The value of his work as an example of twelfth-century historiography and as a source of information for the events described has long been recognized. In this study…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/14/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484

Preface
Abbreviations and forms of reference
Introduction
William of Tyre and the Writing of the Historia
William's career
William's historical writings
Classical and Christian influences in the Historia
William and his sources
William of Tyre and the Meaning of the Historia
The monarchy
Regnum and ecclesia
The papacy
The Byzantine empire
The war against the infidel
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index