Contents: Introduction; Walter's subject matter; Walter as a historian; Our knowledge of Walter; Historiographical background; Walter's purpose in writing The Antiochene Wars; Roger of Salerno; Baldwin of Le Bourcq; Bernard of Valence, patriarch of Antioch; The historical value of Walter's account; Walter and the early history of the principality of Antioch; Walter as a military source; The depiction of Islam and eastern Christendom; Walter's attitude to religion and piety; Summary; Walter the Chancellor's The Antiochene Wars: Book One; Book Two; Other Texts: Fulcher of Chartres; Albert of Aachen; Matthew of Edessa; Orderic Vitalis; William of Tyre; Charter (a); Charter (b); Bibliography.
Thomas S. Asbridge, Queen Mary & Westfield College University of London, UK and Susan B. Edgington, Huntingdonshire Regional College, UK
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