He left to posterity a monumental history in which he described the events of William, archbishop of Tyre from to c. He left to posterity a monumental history in which he described the events of the First Crusade 9 and recorded the fortunes of the western rulers of the states subsequently founded in Syria and the Holy Land down to his own day. The value of his work as an example of twelfth-century historiography and as a source of information for the events described has long been recognized.
In this study the authors consider William as a public figure and historian, and examine the influences which bore upon his writing and the way in which he fashioned his material. They then go on to examine what he had to say about certain topics - the monarchy in Jerusalem, the Church, the papacy, the Byzantine empire and the Crusade - and why he wrote as he did. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. All Languages. More filters. It is the primary historical narrative contemporary with the last years of the Latin Kingdom and is an excellent example of the best 12th-century chronicle-writing technique. The best account of William's life, along with a complete listing of source materials concerning his works, is in the introduction to his History of Deeds Done beyond the Sea, translated by Emily Atwater Babcock and A.
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Born in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and possibly of French extraction, he received his education at Antioch and in Europe. In he was appointed archdeacon of Tyre, an important Christian city in the Middle East. He was employed on various embassies by the king, Amalric I , and became c. After Amalric's death he became chancellor of the kingdom, and in he was made archbishop of Tyre.
His chief importance lies in his historical work, which is especially accurate in dealing with his own time. His only extant work, the History of Deeds Done beyond the Sea, is a detailed account of the Crusades and the Latin Kingdom from to Historian, diplomat, and polyglot Latin, Greek, French, Arabic ; b. Jerusalem, c.
He was of a European merchant family in the Holy Land , and returned to Europe c. Among his teachers were peter lombard and Hugh de Porta Ravennata. Having been ordained before , he returned to the Holy Land in He became archdeacon in , and was consecrated archbishop of Tyre, June 6, Mannix Library. Open to the public Held.
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