The Deeds of God Through the Franks

Published: 1109
Language: English
Wordcount: 87,448 / 258 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 35.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 372
Added to site: 2006.06.10
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License: ©
Genre: History
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Translated by Robert Levine. Copyright (C)1997 by Robert Levine

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course of the autobiographical work he composed in the second decade of the twelfth century (1114-1117), never mentions the Deeds, and it has never been translated into English.[1] What measure of fame he currently has is based mostly on his autobiography, the Monodiae, or Memoirs, an apparently more personal document, which has been translated into both French and English.[2]

Although the Memoirs contain a strong historical component--the third book, in particular, if used with discretion, offers rich material for a study of the civil disorder that took place in Laon 1112-111-- the first book has attracted the attention of most recent scholars and critics because it offers more autobiographical elements. However, Guibert did not include among those elements the exact date and place of his birth.[3] Scholarly discussion has narrowed the possible dates to 1053-1065, although the latest editor of the Memoirs, Edmonde Labande, categorically chooses 1055. Among the candidates for his birthplace are Clermo

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