Chronicles of the Crusades by Joinville & Villehardouin

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Chronicles of the Crusades

by Joinville & Villehardouin

Translated with an introduction by M. R. B. Shaw

Penguin Books, 1976, paperback, ISBN 0140441247

Good Condition, covers have edge wear, creasing and rubbed edges, bumped and curled corners, previous owners inscription on flyleaf

'This volume contains two famous Old French Chronicles.  Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople presents an authoritative and reasonably objective history of the Fourth Crusade, which ironically turned into an assault on the Christians of the Orthodox Church.  Joinville's Life of Saint Louis, on the other hand, which was inspired by the memory of a beloved king, is an intimate and vivid record of the author's experiences during a later Crusade and of the curious customs of the East.'