By Kenneth M. Setton, Harry W. Hazard

The six volumes of A historical past of the Crusades will stand because the definitive background of the Crusades, spanning 5 centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian views, and containing a wealth of data and research of the heritage, politics, economics, and tradition of the medieval international.

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163. 176. James of Vitry, Epistolae, p. 111. 177. Ibid. 178. Hitti, p. 614; cf. Ibn-Jubair, p. 346. 179. "Eracles," p. 42. 180.

316) says that most of the farmers were Moslems, who shared their crops evenly with their Frankish overlords. 101. Daniel, Putesestvie ... , trans. C. W. Wilson as "Pilgrimage of the Russian Abbot Daniel in the Holy Land, circa 1106-1107," PPTS, IV-3 (London, 1895), 45; Burchard, pp. 100-101. 102. Hitti, pp. 487, 618-619; cf. Phocas, p. 26. 103. ,extracts trans. A. C. , N-V (Paris, 1848, 1906), V, 4, 8. 104. Ambrose, p. " 105. "Eracles," p. 150: "les gens de I'ost manjassent ... " Cf. Fulcher of Chartres, tr.

13' Later Louis IX was delighted with three Armenian brothers who performed a horn trio while tumblers did somersaults on a mat. 131 Many minstrels and acrobats, sets of dice, and, of course, public women were required to keep such a popula- tion amused. Horse-racing was not organized in our sense of the word, but it was there in the germ. "He who will first reach the cite and ride on to the Loire bridge, if he has witnesses, will win a thousand marks of white silver and a hundred of bright gold, and he shall do what he wants with the horses.

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