The Crusade of Richard I, 1189-92

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1889 - Crusades - 388 pages
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User Review  - Diana_Long_Thomas - LibraryThing

Book received from NetGalley. Another reprint of a much older book by Endeavor Press. This book mainly uses journals, material lists, ship manifests and church documents to give an idea of what ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

A good book, an interesting and very readable compilation of primary sources about the Third Crusade, what we would now call a sourcebook, and I'd recommend it to anyone curious about the subject ... Read full review

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Page 333 - And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous, I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
Page 7 - Henry, by the grace of God, king of England, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and count of Anjou, to the convent of Christ Church, Canterbury, greeting, and by God's mercy on his return to England, peace.
Page 6 - At Rome she hadde been, and at Boloigne, In Galice at seint Jame, and at Coloigne.
Page 378 - Then he would introduce them into his garden, some four, or six, or ten at a time, having first made them drink a certain potion which cast them into a deep sleep, and then causing them to be lifted and carried in. So when they awoke, they found themselves in the Garden, in a place so charming, they deemed that it was Paradise in very truth.
Page 378 - He had caused a certain valley between two mountains to be enclosed, and had turned it into a garden, the largest and most beautiful that ever was seen, filled with every variety of fruit. In it were erected pavilions and palaces the most elegant that can be imagined, all covered with gilding and exquisite painting. And there were runnels too, flowing freely with wine and milk and honey and water; and numbers of ladies and...
Page 248 - But, when the king heard these words, he cast his coat of arms before his eyes. And he wept tears as he called upon our Lord : " Fair Lord God, I pray thee not to let me see thy Holy City, if so be that I may not deliver it out of the hands of thy enemies.
Page 54 - with so many warriors here, that the town has been so long in taking." He pitched his tent so near the walls that " the enemies of Christ often shot their quarrels and arrows right up to it, and even beyond," and he at once set his engines to work against the fortifications. Richard did not reach Acre till June, and the French chroniclers say that Philip could have taken the town long before, if he had not wished the English to share in the glory of its capture. The forces had increased almost weekly,...
Page 4 - Lord of the ages had given him [Richard] such generosity of soul and endued him with such virtues that he seemed rather to belong to earlier times than these.
Page 377 - ... parallel story in Ibn Batuta. When he was at the court of the pagan king of Mul-Java (which is certainly not Java, as the editors make it, but, as I hope to show elsewhere, Cambodia, or some country on the main in that quarter), he says, " I one day saw, in the assembly of this prince, a man with a long knife in his hand, which he placed upon his own neck ; he then made a long speech, not a word of which I could understand ; he then firmly grasped the knife, and its sharpness, and the force with...
Page 170 - Richard by the grace of God king of England, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Count of Anjou, to all his men who are about to go to Jerusalem by sea, greeting.

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