The Historia Vie [sic] Hierosolimitane

The Historia Vie [sic] Hierosolimitane

Author: Gilon de Paris

Publisher: Oxford Medieval Texts

ISBN: 0198222742

Category: History

Page: 342

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This book is the first critical edition of the Latin poem Historia Vie Hierosolimitane by Gilo of Paris and a second anonymous author, translated for the first time into English and provided with a detailed historical and linguistic commentary. The poem illustrates how quickly a theologicaland cultural understanding of the first crusade developed after the events themselves and shows how soon the leaders of the crusades came to be regarded as `heroes'. The poem is important because of its similarity to other narrative treatments of the crusades from the early twelfth century and itslinks with the vernacular Chanson d'Antioch.