Orderic Vitalis and the First Crusade

  title={Orderic Vitalis and the First Crusade},
  author={Danielle Roany Roach},
  journal={Journal of Medieval History},
  pages={177 - 201}
  • D. Roach
  • Published 22 February 2016
  • History
  • Journal of Medieval History
ABSTRACT This article examines the narrative of the First Crusade written by the Norman monk and historian Orderic Vitalis, which spans Book IX of his Historia ecclesiastica. Though hitherto little-studied, Orderic's account of the First Crusade, which was probably written in 1135, occupies an important place in the Historia and reveals much about his wider historical method. The significance of Orderic's editorial interaction with Baldric of Bourgueil's Historia Ierosolimitana, through the… 
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