Philip Handyside. The Old French William of Tyre (2015)

Philip Handyside. The Old French William of Tyre (2015) pdf


Philip Handyside. The Old French William of Tyre. Managing Editor: Frances St. Andrews; Editors: David Abulafia, Benjamin Arbel, Hugh Kennedy, Paul Magdalino, Olivia Remie Constable, Larry J. Simon; The Medieval Mediterranean Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400–1500, Vol. 103. Leiden–Boston: Brill, 2015, X+280 p. ISBN 9789004256880

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Ms. fr. 85 folio 2r.: William of Tyre, History of the Crusades translated into French, with an anonymous continuation to the year 1229. With kind permission of the Bibliothèque de Genève.

Contents Acknowledgements … IX Abbreviations … X Introduction … 1 1. Current Scholarship … 9 2. Medieval Translation … 16 Part 1 Comparison of the Editions 3. Introduction … 23 4. The First Person … 26 5. Classical and Biblical Allusions … 33 6. Terminology … 40 7. Lay Interest … 44 8. Ecclesiastical Material … 47 9. Background to French Crusaders and France … 55 10. Italy and Greece … 83 11. The Translator … 88 12. The Translator as a Pilgrim … 94 13. Views on the Military Orders … 102 14. Reliability of the Editions … 108 15. Dating the Translation … 114 16. Summary of the Alterations … 120 Part 2 The Manuscripts 17. Introduction … 123 18. The Manuscript Tradition … 132 19. Book 7 Chapter 22 … 137 20. Book 11 Chapter 14 … 151 21. Book 12 Chapter 1 … 167 22. Book 15 Chapter 22 … 171 23. Book 20 Chapter 11 … 186 24. Book 22 Chapter 6 … 197 25. The Rubrics … 206 26. The Continuations … 212 27. The Manuscript Stemma … 215 Conclusion … 222 Appendix Sample Chapters with Full Apparatus Containing All of the Variants to the Text, Including Minor Unique Readings and Fifteenth-Century Redactions of the Text … 229 Bibliography … 266 Index … 274