The Chronicles of abbreviated Crusades, 1455 (EE)

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The Chronicles of Jherusalem Abrégées (The Chronicles of abbreviated Crusades, or summary) report, as an overview, the facts of the “crusaders” and the foundation and saga of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.

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Bibliophile copy of the paperback collection that the magazine will hold in 2008 in art publishing its facsimile luxury version. In perfect state.

The Chronicles of Jherusalem Abrégées (The Chronicles of abbreviated Crusades, or summary) report, as an overview, the facts of the “crusaders” and the foundation and saga of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. The manuscript, in its original conception was a bummer, “tournant in manière of role”, and then cut to bind it. Hence his long and oblong shape. The Bibliophile Edition one book with all pages in color and gold, translation and study of the miniatures is.

Technical characteristics:
Ms. facsimile of the original 2533 manuscript of the National Library of Austria.
Landscape format 49.5 x 26.5 cm. 108 pages (facsimile and study). It contains 87 miniatures, some of them spectacular full-page, lots of circles with names written in different ink colors.
Author: David Aubert.
Hardcover binding with foil fascia mounted. Horizontal opening book, from the bottom up, not from right to left.
It is including transcription and translation into Spanish of the original text in French medieval and a paleographic study by Carlos Sáez, Professor at the University of Alcalá.

The Chronicles of abbreviated Crusades, or summary, relate the facts of the knights during the First Crusade in the late eleventh century, conquered Jerusalem and many other lands seized from the Turks. Among other historical events, tells the conquest of the Holy City and the history of the kingdom of Jerusalem until its fall, and a brief biography of their rulers, knights and other important members of the court. This extract such important facts about the history suggests that its author was well aware of its history, and that the manuscript was used as a brief note or reminder family. Political or propagandistic intention also guess, given the interest owner for a new crusade, as the father of Philip the Good, John the Fearless (1371-1419), was taken prisoner by the Turkish Bayezid I in the Battle of Nicopolis (1396).

The manuscript, made in the workshop of David Aubert around 1455 by order of the Duke of Burgundy, is written in lowercase letter bastard Burgundy and gold decorated initials, borders and miniatures depicting battles and sieges of cities. Its strange elongated landscape format explains his own rationale, because apart from a chronic, is a genealogy. The genealogies were written on parchment that could be rolled up and, in effect, an inventory of the Burgundian court made the death of Philip the Good (1467), the seat relative to this manuscript says: “tournant in manière of role”. When it was decided to cut for binding as a codex, logically written text in columns does not follow in the next column. All this is perfectly unraveled in the annex to the fax study, as it has been transcribed, translated and annotated.

The March 8, 1086, Godfrey and France barons headed to Syria. A model shows the moment in which they are provisioning ships.

The text is not very clear, but Jerusalem was taken on July 15, 1099, and Godfrey was crowned on 22.

On the death of Godfrey in 1100 was succeeded by his brother Baudouin I. Before Jerusalem had been taken Nicaea (for Emperor Alexius of Constantinople), Edessa, Antioch and other cities; but from Baldwin I the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem spread throughout Syria.

In 1187 Saladin took Jerusalem and the Jerusalem throne heirs were happening in exile. In 1191 the city was taken by Acre Richard the Lionheart. The manuscript ends here his story, having served its purpose: to justify a new crusade in 1455, showing a historical sketch of kings and medallions relating to the names of French knights who intervened. Certainly, some registered related with Philip the Good never were in the Crusades. This concludes the abbreviated Chronicles of Jerusalem.

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