Chronicles of the Crusades
by Joinville & Villehardouin
Translated with an introduction by M. R. B. Shaw
Penguin Books, 1976, ISBN 0140441247 paperback,
Good Condition, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age toned pages, a little creasing and curling, previous owners inscription on flyleaf (see photographs)
'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.'