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Baldwin, M. W. (ed.) / The first hundred years
(1969)

XIII: The Growth of the Latin States, 1118-1144,   pp. 410-447 PDF (15.6 MB)


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 410XIII 
THE GROWTH OF THE 
LATIN STATES, 1118—1144 
 he death of the childless king Baldwin I of Jerusalem on April 2, ii i8,
while returning from a campaign in Egypt brought to an end the rule of the
direct line of the house of Boulogne. Their vigorous policies, both in the
domestic and foreign fields, had greatly benefited the infant kingdom of
Jerusalem. On his death the leading men of the kingdom assembled to select
a successor. Among them were patriarch Arnuif, the archbishops, bishops,
and other prelates of the church together with various lay leaders in- 
 The principal western sources are: Albert of Aix, Christiana expeditio pro
ereptione, 
emundatione, restitutione sanctae Hierosolymitanae ecclesiae (RHC, 0cc.,
III); Fuicher of 
Chartres, Historia Hierosolymitana, 1095—1127 (ed. H. Hagenmeyer, Heidelberg,
1913); 
Walter the Chancellor, Bella Antiochena (ed. H. Hagenmeyer, Innsbruck, 1896);
William of 
Tyre, Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum (RHC, 0cc., I), and
translated into 
English by A. C. Krey and E. A. Babcock, A History of Deeds Done Beyond the
Sea: by 
William, Archbishop of Tyre (z vols., Columbia University, Records of Civilization,
New 
York, 5943). 
 The chief Moslem chronicles are: abü-l-Maha~in Yflsuf, An-nujüm
az-zä'hirah (extracts in RHC, Or., III, 48 1—509); Ibn-al-Athir,
Al-kãmil fi-t-ta'rikh (extracts in RHC, Or., I, 187— 744); Ibn-al-Qalanisi,
Dhail ta'rikh Dimashq (extracts tr. and ed. 1~l. A. R. Gibb, The Damascus
Chronicle, London, 1932); Kamal-ad-Din, Zubdat al-halab fi ta'r~kh Ijalab
(extracts in RHC, Or., III, 577—690); Sibt Ibn-al-Jauzl, Mir'at az-Zamãn
(extracts in RHC, Or., III, 517—570). See also Usãmah Ibn-Munqidh,
Kitab al-i~tibãr (tr. H. Derenbourg, Paris, 1896; also tr. G. R. Potter,
London, 1929; and tr. P. K. Hitti, An Arab-Syrian Gentlemen ... of the Time
of the Crusades, Columbia University, Records of Civilization, New York,
1929). 
 Byzantine and oriental Christian writers include: "The First and Second
Crusade from an Anonymous Syriac Chronicle," ed. A. S. Tritton and H. A..
R. Gibb, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1933, pp. 69—lol, 273—305;
John Cinnamus, Epitome rerum ab Joanne ci Alexio Comnenis gestarum (RHC,
Grecs, I); Gregory abu-l-Faraj (Bar Hebraeus), Chronography (tr. E. A. Wallis
Budge, London, 1932); Gregory the Presbyter, Chronique (RHC, Doc. arm., I);
Matthew of Edessa, Chronique (RHC,. Doc. arm., I); Michael the Syrian, Chronique
(ed. J. B. Chabot, Paris, 1899); Nicetas Choniates, Historia (RHC, Grecs,
I). 
 Among secondary works the following are especially useful: C. Cahen, La
Sync du nord a l'ipoque des croisades et la principauté d'Antioche
(Paris, 1940); F. Chalandon, Les Comnine: 
Jean II Comnine (1118—1143) ci Manuel I Comnine (1143_118o) (Paris,
1912); René Grousset, Histoire des croisades et du royaume franc de
Jerusalem: vol. I, L'Anarchie musulmane et la monarchic franque; vol. II,
Monarchic franque et monarchic musulmane: l'iquilibre (Paris, 1934—1935);
B. Kugler, Geschichte den Kreuzzuge (Berlin, i88o); J. L. LaMonte, Feudal
Monarchy in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1100—1291 (Cambridge, 1932);
E. Rey, "Histoire des princes d'Antioche," ROL, IV (1896), 321—407,
and Les Colonies franques de Sync aux XIIme et XIIIme siicles (Paris, 1883);
R. Röhricht, Geschichte des Königreichs Jerusalem 1100—1291
(Innsbruck, 1898); 5. Runciman, History of the Crusades, vol. II, The Kingdom
of Jerusalem (Cambridge, 1952); W. B. Stevenson, The Crusaders in the East
(Cambridge, ' 907); and Jean Richard, Le Royaume latin de Jerusalem, Paris,
5953. 


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