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By Peter W. Edbury

John of Ibelin, count number of Jaffa and Ascalon (d. 1266), used to be one of many finest politicians within the country of Jerusalem within the mid-thirteenth century; his kinfolk was once renowned within the Latin East, and associated by way of ties of marriage to the royal dynasties of either Jerusalem and Cyprus. John's occupation and his ancestors' upward thrust to prominence are the topic of the 1st 1/2 this publication. the second one concentrates on John's longest enduring fulfillment, his treatise at the pleading, strategies and customs of the excessive court docket of the dominion of Jerusalem, together with descriptions of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, the juridical constitution and the army skill of the dominion; this fabric presents worthwhile insights into the kingdom's associations, govt and assets; it's the following re-edited from the simplest surviving manuscripts and mentioned intimately. Dr PETER W. EDBURY is Reader in Medieval heritage on the college of Wales, Cardiff.

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It may be that initially Barisan had backed Hugh, but, according to William of Tyre whose history is our sole source for this episode, when Hugh called on armed Muslim support from Ascalon, Barisan and a number of his other fideles defected to the king. It was a prudent decision. 10 The castle was newly built as part of a defensive strategy designed to contain Muslim attacks from Ascalon, and it was sited in territory that had previously formed a part of the Le Puiset lordship of Jaffa. In choosing Barisan, Fulk was 4 John of Joinville, Histoire de Saint Louis, ed.

But by the mid-1150s the county of Edessa had been lost to the Muslims, and, even if it were recovered, the western and more accessible sector of it would have belonged by right to the Byzantine emperor. E. Mayer, 'The Beginnings of King Amalric of Jerusalem', in HH, pp. 121-2. W. G. Rowe, William of Tyre, Historian of the Latin East (Cambridge, 1988), p. 79 and chapter 5 passim. 18 Mayer, 'King Amalric', pp. 121-35. It is unfortunate that this article is marred by Mayer's reliance on the misleading edition of this passage in the printed version of the 'Lignages' (p.

The Latin Church in the Kingdom of Jerusalem 177 Conclusion 189 Appendix: Translation 191 Bibliography 201 Index 211 Page vii . ai ge cest livre comensié a faire, tot soit ce que je convisse bien que en moi n'a sens ni conoissance par quoi je le deusse enprendre a faire; mes par la fiance et l'esperance que je ai en la puissance de Dieu le pere, et en la sapience de Dieu le fiz, et en la beneurté dou saint Esperit, qui me doignent sens et grace de bien parfaire le, selonc ce que je ai oy et apris et retenu de ciaus qui ont esté les plus sages homes de mon tens .

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