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The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean

Laura Morreale and Nicholas L. Paul

Abstract

The establishment of feudal principalities in the Levant in the wake of the First Crusade (1095–1099) saw the beginning of a centuries-long process of conquest and colonization of lands in the eastern Mediterranean by French-speaking Europeans. The contributors to this book examine different aspects of the life and literary culture associated with this French-speaking society. Readers will find in this book the first study of the crusades to bring questions of language and culture so intimately into conversation. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the crusader settlements in ... More

Keywords: Crusades, Crusader states, history of medieval French, medieval Mediterranean, Medieval Studies, postcolonial theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823278169
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823278169.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Morreale, editor
Fordham University

Nicholas L. Paul, editor
Fordham University