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Baldwin, M. W. (ed.) / Volume I: The first hundred years

Foreword to the second edition,   pp. xix ff. PDF (2.2 MB)

Page xix

 There is a universal assumption that an historical work should have a foreword
as well as an index. The need for the latter is abundantly clear, and I yield
again to the categorical imperative in supplying a foreword to the second
edition of Volumes I and II. In fact I am very glad of the opportunity to
express my gratitude to President Fred Harvey Harrington of the University
of Wisconsin for his willingness to take over the History of the Crusades
from the University of Pennsylvania, which published the first edition of
these volumes. The University of Wisconsin Press will publish the remainder
of the work. 
 Republication of the present two volumes has made possible the complete
redoing of the maps by the University of Wisconsin Cartographic Laboratory
under the direction of Professor Randall D. Sale, whose labors have been
lightened by the continued cooperation of Dr. Harry W. Hazard, my fellow
crusader for many years. Moreover we now plan to add as a sixth volume to
this work An Atlas and Gazetteer of the Crusades, to be done by Dr. Hazard
and Professor Sale. 
 The conscientious efforts of Mr. Thompson Webb, Jr., director of the University
of Wisconsin Press, and his vigilant staff have made the production of the
second edition a painless process, painless at least for me if not for them.
I want them to know how grateful I am. Special acknowledgment must be made
of the help of Professor C. Julian Bishko of the University of Virginia,
who revised the first part of Volume I, Chapter II, on the Spanish reconquista
before 1095. 
 We have been able to correct a few slips in these volumes, typographical
and otherwise, as well as to augment the gazetteers which accompany the maps.
The Wisconsin Press has also effected other improvements of style and format.
The Institute for Advanced Study 
Princeton, New Jersey 
July 2, 1968 

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