Memoirs of the Crusades Author:Geffroi de Villehardouin and Jean, Sire de Joinville Translated, with an Introduction, by Sir Frank T. Marzials. — All the world of the Crusades and of the Middle Ages lives in this book. here are two vivid personal histories - in themselves monuments of early French literature - by men who played prominent roles in the Fourth and Seventh Crusades. — Villehardouin's story, narrated in the succinct,... more » sober manner of the politician and soldier, takes us back to the closing years of the 12th century, when he was Chief of Staff to the Count of Champagne.
Dde Joinville wrote his account of the Seventh Crusade when an old man. he was a born writer, delighting in anecdotes and homely details of the lands he visited and people he met.« less