Chronicles of the Crusades, contemporary narratives of the crusade of Richard cœur de lion, by Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf, and of the crusade of saint Louis, by lord J. de Joinville [ed. by H.G. Bohn, signing himself H.G.B.].

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