Joinville and villehardouin chronicles of the crusades pdf
Geoffrey of Villehardouin
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The Crusades Part 1
In "Chronicles of the Crusades", two stories of two very different crusades are presented to the reader. Both are stories of great kings and nobles on their quest to save Jerusalem, but both are told through very different means, using very different formats. Both, however, are highly informative and representative of the journeys of Crusaders at the time of their writing. Villehardouin, a key player in the Crusade and a key person to those making many of the decisions during the crusade, tells the story in a very factual manner, with little personal details, although his factual accounts often include him as a key character. Much of the story tells of the numerous diversions presented to the army on the Crusade as their attempts to gain allies overseas lead them away from Jerusalem and into enemy hands. However, the journey does show the bravery of many nobles, and the constant efforts of these men to do what was right for God and country. As a personal friend and companion to the king, Joinville's account is much less constrained by time frame and fact, and much more concerned with examples of the king's generosity, wisdom, and kindness.
Siege of Adrianople The Servant of God 2. The chronicle here attributed to Geoffrey de Vinsauf is now shown to be, a Latin translation of Ambroses L'estoire de la guerr.
In the first years of the thirteenth century Villehardouin served as an envoy in the Fourth Crusade, at the very heart of a campaign that veered from its aim of conquering Muslim Egypt to the sacking of Greek Orthodox Constantinople. The Chronicles of the Crusades are invaluable first-hand narratives of these campaigns and provide vivid insights into the characters and beliefs of the crusaders. Geoffrey of Villehardouin was born in around In he was appointed to the office of marshal of Champagne, and having taken the cross in he was subsequently appointed as an envoy by the leaders of the Fourth Crusade. He was privy to crucial decisions made throughout the course of the crusade, which ended with the conquest of Constantinople from its Greek Christian rulers in April