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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As many as descended remained there with their beads cut off englidh the bands of our men; moreover, our men hurled the heads of the killed far into the city, that they the Turks might be the more terrified thereat.

He then began to inquire closely what fighting arms these people bore, and what sign of Christ they carried on the way, or what battle cry they shouted.

Bohemund But Bohemund, powerful in battle, who was engaged in the siege of Amalfi on the sea of Salerno, heard that a countless host of Christians from among the Franks had come to go to the Sepulchre of the Lord, and that they were prepared for battle against the pagan horde. At dawn our men cautiously went up to the roof of the Temple and attacked Saracen men and women, beheading them with naked swords. We took many spoils: He attacked them in great anger and, God helping, overcame them.

He nodded, with calm countenance, and said, “To this I willingly consent for love of you, if he will swear to me with his whole heart and mind that be will never withdraw from the march to Jerusalem, whether for good or evil; and if Tancred will agree not to let anything untoward befall him, either through him or his men. Ian Jones rated it it was amazing Dec 14, However, when the hour approached on which our Lord Jesus Christ deigned to suffer on the Cross for us, our knights began to fight bravely in one of the towers – namely, the party with Duke Godfrey and his brother, Count Eustace.


The Fifth Narrative October to December All fought at the same time. Accordingly, upon hearing the statements of that man who reported to us the revelation of Christ through the words of the apostle, we went in haste immediately to the place in the church of St.

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Sarah rated it really liked it Feb 07, Indeed, all were shouting in the city together. Testa last, all the noble leaders who were at Constantinople were assembled.

There the learned Bohemund made a very cordial agreement with two Corpalatii; and out of regard for their friendship, as well as in justice to the land, he ordered all the stolen animals which our men had to be returned. This battle was fought in the fourth day of the week, which is the beginning of the fast. But if not, let them know that they will all undergo capital sentence, or will be led in chains to Chorosan, to serve us and our children in perpetual captivity forever.

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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. Now I swear to you by Mohammed and all the names of the gods that I will not return before your face until I shall have acquired with my strong right hand the regal city of Antioch, all Syria, Romania, and Bulgaria, even to Apulia, to the honor of the gods, and to your glory, and to that of all who are of the race of the Turks.


The Deeds of the Franks and Other Jerusalem-Bound Pilgrims

Christian Pallay rated it really liked it May 14, Verse in Praise of Bohemond. We did not dare to go outside; we could find absolutely nothing to eat within the land of the Christians,and no one dared to francoruk the land of the Saracens without a’ great army.

Thereupon, the noise of a countless multitude resounded through all the city. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Gesta Francorum

The Armenians and Syrians, knowing that the Turks had utterly lost the battle, went out and watched at the francoru places, where they killed and captured many of them. This was done forthwith, and he sent his Turcopoles with them. Several of them they seized and led them, bound, into the presence of Bohemund, who spoke to them as follows: Accordingly, we left the fortified town and came to Tripoli on the sixth day of the week on the thirteenth day of incoming May, and we stayed there for three days.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nevertheless, the Turks geta them alive and divided them, just as they had done the others, and scattered them through all these regions, some to Chorosan, and others to Persia. The Turks, Persians, Paulicians, Saracens, Angulans, and other pagans numbered, besides the Arabs, whose numbers are known only to God.

The Emperor was enraged thereat and ordered them to cross the Strait. The Emir took it and carefully placed it trancorum the tower. The Ninth Narrative June envlish