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Wolff, R. L.; Hazard, H. W. (ed.) / The later Crusades, 1189-1311
(1969)

XVII: The Kingdom of Cyprus, 1191-1291,   pp. 599-629 PDF (12.6 MB)


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XVII 
THE KINGDOM OF CYPRUS 
1191—1291 
 rom the moment when Richard the Lionhearted arrived with his fleet off Limassol
on May 6, 1 1 91, the island of Cyprus was destined to take an increasingly
large place in crusading history. 
 For an almost exhaustive bibliography, see Sir George Hill, A History of
Cyprus (4 vols., Cambridge, 1940—1952; vol. IV edited by Sir Harry
Luke), II, xiii—xl, with a commentary on the sources, III, 1143—1155.
Cf. reviews of Hill's work by J. L. LaMonte in Speculum, XXIII (1948), 704—706,
and by V. Laurent in Revue des etudes byzantines, VI (1948), 269— 272.
Besides Hill, see: J. L. LaMonte, "Chronology of the Latin Orient," Bulletin
of the International Committee of Historical Sciences, XII (Paris, 1942—1943),
14 t—zoz; V. Laurent, "Les Fastes épiscopaux de l'église
de Chypre," Revue des etudes byzantines, VI (1948), 153166; idem, "La Succession
épiscopale des derniers archev&ques grecs de Chypre, de Jean le
Cr6tois (1152) a Germain Pésimandros (1260)," ibid., VII 33-41; J.
Darrouzès, 
"Eveques inconnus ou peu connus de Chypre," Byzantinische Zeitschrift, XLIV
(1951), 97—104 (mostly from fourteenth century and later); J. Richard,
"Pairie d'orient latin: 
Les Quatre baronies des royaumes de Jerusalem et de Chypre," Revue historique
de droit francais et etranger, XXVIII (1950), 67—88; idem, "Nouveaux
documents des archives italiennes concernants l'orient latin," Procès-verbaux
de l'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres (Paris, 1948), pp. 258—265;
and J. P. Donovan, Pelagius and the Fjfth Crusade (Philadelphia, 1950). 
 Among earlier authorities cited by Hill, the following are of special value
for this period in addition to the general sources for the history of the
crusades: Les Gestes des Chiprois; Recueil de chroniquesfrancaises écrites
en orient aux Xiiie et xive siècles (Philippe de Novare et Gerard
de Monréal) (ed. G. Raynaud, Société de l'orient latin,
Geneva, 1887; and another edition, RHC, Arm., II, 651—872); Philip
of Novara, Memoires, 1218—1243 (ed. Ch. Kohler, Les Classiques francais
du moyen-âge, X, Paris, 1913) (the central portion of the Gestes des
Chiprois); Philip of Novara, The Wars of Frederick II against the Ibelins
in Syria and Cyprus (tr. and ed. J. L. LaMonte, with verse translation of
the poems by M. J. Hubert, Records of Civilization, XXV, New York, 1936);
Louis de Mas Latrie, Histoire de l'tle de Chypre sous le règne des
princes de la maison de Lusignan (3 vols., Paris, 1852-1861); Leontios Makhairas,
Recital concerning the Sweet Land of Cyprus, entitled "Chronicle" (ed. and
tr. R. M. Dawkins, 2 vols., Oxford, 1932); Francesco Amadi, Chroniques d'Amadi
et de Strambaldi (ed. R. de Mas Latrie, Collection de documents inédits
sur l'histoire de France, Paris, 1891); Estienne de Lusignan, Description
de toute l'isle de Cypre et des roys, princes, et seigneurs . . . iusques
en l'an . . . mil cinq cens soizante et douze (Paris, 1580); Excerpta Cypria,
Materials for a History of Cyprus (tr. C. D. Cobham, Cambridge, 1908); J.
L. LaMonte, "A Register of the Cartulary of the Cathedral of Santa Sophia
of Nicosia," Byzantion, V (1929—1930), 43 9—522; and J. Delaville
le Roulx, Cartulaire general de l'ordre des hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem
(1100—1310) (4 vols., Paris, 1894—1906). 
 For modern works, in addition to Mas Latrie's and Hill's histories cited
above, see: 
N. Iorga, France de Chypre (Paris, 1931) (interesting viewpoints, though
many inaccuracies); J. Hackett, A History of the Orthodox Church in Cyprus
(London, 1901; Greek translation by C. I. Papaioannou, 3 vols., Athens and
Peiraeus, 1923—1927); Sir Ronald Storrs, A Chronology of Cyprus (Nicosia,
1930) (useful, though a few inaccuracies); M. Grandclaude, Etude critique
sur les livres des Assises de Jerusalem (Paris, 1 923); C. Enlart, L'Artgothique
et de la renaissance en Chypre (a vols., Paris, 1899); and G. Jeffery, A
Description of the Historic Monuments of Cyprus (Nicosia, 1918). 
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