Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
By Alan V. Murray
This book is a study
of the First Crusade and the formative period of the Frankish states in
Outremer, focusing on the reigns of the first two rulers of the kingdom of
Jerusalem, Godfrey of Bouillon (1099- 1100) and his brother Baldwin I
(1100-1118). The main text provides a narrative of the means by which the
Bouillon-Boulogne dynasty acquired, maintained, and finally lost the rulership
of the kingdom of Jerusalem, tracing its history from the brothers'
ancestry in Lotharingia and Flanders to the
dynastic struggles of the reign of Baldwin II. A prosopographical
catalogue provides documentation on some 140 key individuals who formed
the basis of Bouillon- Boulogne power on crusade and during the first two
decades of Frankish rule in Outremer. Appendices deal with the marriages
and descendants of Eustace II of Boulogne,
witnesses to documents of Baldwin I, and the claim of Baldwin II to the
throne of Jerusalem. This
study will appeal to a broad range of readers with interests n the
crusades, the Latin East, and the history of western Europe in the
eleventh and early twelfth centuries, including professional historians,
undergraduates, postgraduates and genealogists.
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