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Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries

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No written source is entirely without literary artifice, but the letters sent from Asia Minor, Syria and Palestine in the high middle ages come closest to recording the real feelings of those who lived in and visited the crusader states. They are not, of course, reflective pieces, but they do convey the immediacy of circumstances which were frequently dramatic and often life-threatening. Those settled in the East faced crises all the time, while crusaders and pilgrims knew they were experiencing defining moments in their ...

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Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries
2013, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781472413932

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Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries
2010, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9780754663560

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