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We’re on a Mission from God: A Translation, Commentary, and Essay Concerning The Hierosolymita by Ekkehard of Aura

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dc.contributor.author King, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-17T21:31:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-17T21:31:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/16588
dc.description Winner, 2011 Library Research Award for Undergraduates, Senior/Honors Thesis Division en_US
dc.description.abstract This project is a translation, essay, and commentary about the Hierosolymita by Ekkehard of Aura. Written in the early 12th century, the Hierosolymita is a First Crusade chronicle that has been largely ignored by historians. The translation portion of my thesis provides an entire Latin to English translation of the Hierosolymita, a text that has never been professionally published in its entirety. The commentary analyzes Ekkehard's thematic tendencies and contextualizes the Hierosolymita by comparing its narrative to other crusading chronicles. The essay component explores Ekkehard's place in crusading thought and historiography. I discuss how this chronicle can be seen as Ekkehard's attempt to reconcile his belief that crusading is a God-ordained enterprise with the failure of the Crusade of 1101. I also explain how Ekkehard's critique of the Crusade of 1101 and glorification of the First Crusade allow the Hierosolymita to be read as a manual for proper crusading. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Crusades--Sources en_US
dc.subject Crusades--First en_US
dc.subject Hierosolymita en_US
dc.title We’re on a Mission from God: A Translation, Commentary, and Essay Concerning The Hierosolymita by Ekkehard of Aura en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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