The Book of the Secrets of the Faithful of the Cross

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - History - 475 pages
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This is the first full English translation of Marino Sanudo Torsello's Secreta fidelium Crucis, a piece of crusading propaganda following the fall of Acre in 1291, written between 1300 and 1321 and based on the translation edited by Jacques Bongars in 1611. With references to 13th-century Mediterranean history, especially Louis IX of France and Charles of Anjou, it contains a vast amount of cartographical, ethnographical, geographical and nautical information, with unique insights into events and personalities not only in Outremer, but in Western Europe.
 

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Contents

Introduction
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also for the recovery and retention of the Holy Land and many other lands in a sound peaceful and quiet state p 1
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The Disposition and Preparation for the Recovery of the Holy Land
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The Ways and Means by Which the Holy Land Can be Recovered
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Keeping Holding and Possessing the Holy Land of Promise
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Peter Lock was Professor of Medieval History, now retired, at York St John University, UK

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