Publication – « Franks and Crusades in Medieval Eastern Christian Historiography », éd. Alex Mallett

This volume is an introduction to eleven of the main medieval Eastern Christian historians used by modern scholars to reconstruct the events and personalities of the crusading period in the Levant. Each of the chapters examines one historian and their work(s), and first contains an introductory examination of their life, background and influences. This is then followed by a study of their work(s) relevant to the Crusades, including the reasons for writing, themes, and methodology. Such an approach will allow modern researchers to better understand the background and contexts to these texts, and thus to reconstruct the past in a more nuanced and detailed way. Written by eleven eminent scholars in their fields, and examining chronicles written in Armenian, Greek, Syriac, and Arabic, this book will be essential reading for anybody engaged in research on the Crusades, as well as Eastern Christian and Islamic history, and medieval historiography.

Alex Mallett is Assistant Professor at the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, Tokyo

Table des matières :

Introduction – Alex Mallett

Greek Texts:
Anna Comnena – Jonathan Shepard
John Kinnamos – Chris Hobbs
Niketas Choniates – Alicia Simpson
George Akropolites – Ruth Macrides and Jeff Brubaker

Armenian Texts:
Matthew of Edessa – Tara Andrews
Smbat – Sergio La Porta

Syriac Texts:
Michael the Syrian – Dorothea Weltecke
Anonymous Chronicle to 1234 – Herman Teule
Bar Hebraeus – Marianna Mazzola

Copto-Arabic Texts:
Al-Makin Ibn al-Amid – Anne-Marie Eddé
History of the Patriarchs of the Egyptian Church – Alex Mallett and Johannes Den Heijer


Informations pratiques :

Franks and Crusades in Medieval Eastern Christian Historiography, éd. Alex Mallett, Turnhout, Brepols, 2021 (Outremer. Studies in the Crusades and the Latin East, 10). 351 p., 1 b/w ill., 156 x 234 mm. ISBN: 978-2-503-56581-1. Prix : 84 euros.

Source : Brepols

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