Edgington (trans.), Baldric of Bourgueil, “History of the Jerusalemites”

Translated title of the contribution: 21.04.19 Edgington (trans.), Baldric of Bourgueil, “History of the Jerusalemites”

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Abstract

Until recently, Baldric of Bourgueil's Historia Ierosolimitana (c. 1105)was the most neglected of three Latin histories of the First Crusade composed by northern French Benedictines in the early twelfth century with the ostensible purpose of retelling the story of the first-hand Gesta Francorum in a more polished style. While the study of Robert the Monk's own Historia Iherosolimitana (c. 1110)and Guibert of Nogent's Dei gesta per Francos (1107-8)has benefited from the appearance of new editions, translations, and analyses since the late 1990s, Baldric's Historia received less frequent attention prior to the publication of Steven Biddlecombe's critical edition of the text in 2014, which represents a major improvement on the flawed version printed in the Recueil des historiens des croisades in 1879. In his introduction, Biddlecombe remarked on the curious absence of a complete translation of Baldric's Historia in any modern language and expressed the hope that his edition would "provide the opportunity for scholars to undertake [the] work [of translation] in the knowledge that they have a reliable and thorough critical edition to work from." [1] This hope was echoed by several of the book's reviewers. [2]

Translated title of the contribution21.04.19 Edgington (trans.), Baldric of Bourgueil, “History of the Jerusalemites”
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
Volume2021
Specialist publicationThe Medieval Review
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2021

Keywords

  • Edgington, Susan B.
  • Susan B. Edgington
  • Baldric of Bourgueil
  • Historia Ierosolimitana
  • History of the Jerusalemites
  • Latin histories of the First Crusade
  • Twelfth-century literature
  • Gesta Francorum
  • Dei gesta per Francos
  • Steven Biddlecombe
  • Recueil des historiens des croisades
  • Oxford Medieval Texts

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