Hospitaller Piety and Crusader Propaganda

Hospitaller Piety and Crusader Propaganda

Guillaume Caoursin's Description of the Ottoman Siege of Rhodes, 1480

Hardback394pp Illustrated234x156mm

9780754637417     Product Code: 512104

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Commissioned by the Hospitallers to raise money for rebuilding, Guillaume Caoursin’s eyewitness account of the Ottoman siege of their main convent on Rhodes became a 15th-century bestseller in a Europe hungry for news of Christian victories. This volume presents a new critical edition of the Descriptio, with modern English translation en face, a substantial introduction and translations of related documents.

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