Gesta francorum et aliorum hierosolimitanorum: Note sulla traduzione in lingua russa (i).

Translated title of the contribution: Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolimitanorum: Note on the Russian language translation

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The article is focused on a Russian translation of the Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosoliminatorum, a chronicle of the First Crusade recently published (2010) by T. My akin and V. Portnykh. The essay, which is divided into three parts, examines different issues that arose during the work on the translation. The first part deals with translation difficulties. The author notes that the Latin word miles, usually translated as "knight " should in this context be translated as "horseman}) because miles at that time was not yet the equivalent of a knight. The second part deals with the "eternal" discussion about the authorship of Peter Tubebodes chronicle and the Gesta Francorum. The author believes that the Gesta Francorum is too pro-Italian and is therefore unlikely to have been written by Peter Tudebode, who was from France. It is possible, however, that there was some unknown common source for both chronicles. The third part deals with an opinion of the author about the chronicles perspective on Byzantium. By way of comparison to the other chronicles written by eye-witnesses, the Gesta Francorum is less critical towards Byzantium and, furthermore, does not contain criticism from a religious perspective.

Translated title of the contributionGesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolimitanorum: Note on the Russian language translation
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)555-574
Number of pages20
JournalNuova Rivista Storica
Volume97
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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