Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolimitanorum. The Deeds of the Franks and the other Pilgrims to Jerusalem. Edited with a facing-page English translation. Gesta Francorum Et Aliorum Hierosolimitanorum has 38 ratings and 4 reviews. Mary Kate said: With a facing-page English translation from the Latin text. This new translation offers a faithful yet accessible English-language rendering of the twelfth-century Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolomitanorum, the.

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Terry rated it really liked it May 24, There we solemnly celebrated the nativity of the Lord. Behold with timely aid I sent you safe and unharmed into the city, and lo! You shall not die, now, I say, but you shall perish after all your present possessions. But the abovementioned Peter was the first francorrum reach Constantinople, on the Kalends of August, and with him was a very large host of Alemanni.

George, and promised to have every kind of market there, just as at Constantinople, and to distribute alms to the poor, upon which they could live. Then Curbara, chief of the army of the Francorim of Persia, with all the others full of haughtiness, answered in fierce language “Your God and your Christianity we neither seek nor desire, a we spurn you and them absolutely.

Christians, called ‘sons of Christ’ and by the mouth of the prophets ‘sons of adoption and promise,’ according to the apostle are the heirs of Christ to whom He has already given the promised inheritance, saying through the prophets, ‘From the rising to the setting of the sun shall be your border and no one shall stand before you. And thus Duke Englidh went first to Nicomedia, together with Tancred and all the rest, and they were there for three days.

Then Hugh the Great, and William, son of Marchisus, took to the sea at the port of Bari and, crossing the strait, came gest Durazzo.

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But Duke Godfrey and Robert, Count of Flanders, and the other princes said to him that it would be unjust to fight against Christians. David surrendered to the Count and opened that gate at which the pilgrims had always been accustomed to pay tribute.


After they bad crossed, they did not cease doing all manner of evil, burning and plundering houses and churches. The Emperor told him to cross entlish Strait of St. Those, however, who were unwilling to deny the Lord received the sentence of death; some, whom they took alive, they divided among themselves, like sheep; some they placed as a target and shot with arrows; others they sold and gave away, like animals.

But on the third day Curbara armed himself and most of the Turks with him and went toward the city from the side on which the fortress was located. The March to Jerusalem. Then our leaders in council framcorum that each one should offer alms englksh prayers, that the Lord might choose for Himself whom He wanted to reign over the others and rule the city.

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Our men followed, killing and slaying even to the Temple of Solomon, where the slaughter was so great that our men waded in blood up to their ankles Our men returned triumphant and joyful from the victory which, under God’s guidance, they had obtained on that day over their defeated enemy.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate A modern yet faithful translation of the original Latin Gesta Francorum et Aliorum Hierosolimitanorum, this new version adds to the collective knowledge of the only known First Crusade chronicle composed by a lay pilgrim of the First Crusade. As such, it is filled with vivid descriptions of the hardships suffered by the crusaders, with deeds of personal heroism, with courtly intrigues, with betrayal and cowardice, and with a relentless faith that would see the attainment of the desired goal: Speech at Clermont When now that time was at hand which the Lord Jesus daily points out to His faithful, especially in the Gospel, saying, “If any man englihs come after me, let him deny himself grsta take up his cross and follow me,” a mighty agitation was carried on throughout all the region of Gaul.

Herlwin is said to franocrum known both tongues, franncorum to have been the interpreter for Peter the Hermit, Meanwhile, our army, frightened on both sides, did not know what to do; for on one side excruciating famine harassed them, on the other fear of the Turks constrained them.


Pirus yielded to these words and promises, saying, ehglish guard three towers, and I freely promise them to him, and at whatever hour he wishes I will receive him within them. The Eighth Narrative March to June For a long time now I have been waiting for gesga help to succor me in this danger.

The message ran in this wise: The Battle of Dorylaeum Then six battle lines were formed from the forces within the city. The Battle of Dorylaeum On the third day, the Turks made a violent assault on Bohemund and his companions. When the Armenians and Syrians who dwelt in those regions heard that we had overcome the Turks, they ran to the mountain to meet them and killed as many of them as they could catch.

But at that hour the venerable man, Bohemund, came and gave him his standard.

This was so done. Louis Marshall rated it liked it Jan 25, The gexta, entirely beaten, fled, ever roaming and wandering hither and thither.

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The Fall of Antioch. Then the Duke, seeing that the Emperor was enraged, went with his men out of the suburb and encamped outside the city.

Accordingly, when those who were engliah the towers saw this, they began to shout with happy voices, “God wills it! They attacked us, slashing, hurling, and shooting arrows far and wide, in a manner strange to behold. But do you know what we may do?

Some they took captive to their own home, some to Chorosan, some to Antioch, others to Englizh, or wherever they themselves lived. Also, my servants and my tent are still in camp, from which you may believe firmly that I will return as quickly as possible.