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Author Galterius, Chancellor of Antioch, active 1114-1122, author.

Title Walter the Chancellor's The Antiochene wars : a translation and commentary / by Thomas S. Asbridge and Susan B. Edgington
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Crusade texts in translation
Routledge revivals
Crusade texts in translation.
Routledge revivals.
Contents Cover; CRUSADE TEXTS IN TRANSLATION; Half Title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Map; Introduction; Introduction; Walter's subject matter; Walter as a historian; Our knowledge of Walter; Historiographical background; Walter's purpose in writing The Antiochene Wars; Roger of Salerno; Baldwin of Le Bourcq; Bernard of Valence, patriarch of Antioch; The historical value of Walter's account; Walter and the early history of the principality of Antioch; Walter as a military source; The depiction of Islam and eastern Christendom
Walter's attitude to religion and pietySummary; Walter the Chancellor's The Antiochene Wars; Book One; Book Two; Other Texts; Fulcher of Chartres; Albert of Aachen; Matthew of Edessa; Orderic Vitalis; William of Tyre; Charter (a); Charter (b); Bibliography; Index
Summary This edition of Walter the Chancellor's account of the wars of the Antiochenes against the Muslims in the early twelfth century is a vivid first-hand account of a dramatic yet less well-known period in the history of the northern Crusader states, and an important balance to the more usual focus on Jerusalem. As a highly-placed Antiochene official, Walter was able to write the most authoritative account of the principality's fortunes and internal workings, and his book also sheds light on the relationship between Latin settlement in the Levant and contemporary Western perceptions of Islam and Eastern Christianity. Here it has for the first time been translated into English (from the Latin edition of H. Hagenmeyer). It is prefaced by a substantial introduction, discussing the author and his work in the context of the history and historiography of the Latin settlement, and is followed by a selection of comparative sources. Walter the Chancellor's history will be of interest both to students of the Crusades and to a wider readership for its perspective on life in a medieval frontier society
Notes Originally published 1999 by Ashgate Publishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the mediaeval French, Bella Antiochena
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 19, 2018)
Subject Crusades.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Antioch in Pisidia (Extinct city) -- History
Turkey -- Antioch in Pisidia (Extinct city)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Asbridge, Thomas S., translator, commentator.
Edgington, Susan, translator, commentator.
ISBN 0429778341
Other Titles Bella Antiochena. English