Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Sebastien Mamerot: Les Passages Doutremer: A…

Sebastien Mamerot: Les Passages Doutremer: A Chronicle of the Crusades (edition 2009)

by Dr Fabrice Masanes, Thierry Delcourt, Danielle Queruel

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
421273,462 (4.5)1
Title:Sebastien Mamerot: Les Passages Doutremer: A Chronicle of the Crusades
Authors:Dr Fabrice Masanes
Other authors:Thierry Delcourt, Danielle Queruel
Info:TASCHEN America Llc (2009), Udgave: Bilingual, Hardcover, 816 pages
Collections:Your library, To read
Tags:korstog, middelalder, historie

Work details

Sebastien Mamerot: Les Passages Doutremer: A Chronicle of the Crusades by Dr Fabrice Masanes



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

An excellent work with a companion translation. ( )
  ALWAYM | Apr 20, 2012 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 383650555X, Hardcover)

Completed circa 1474, Sebastien Mamerot s lavishly illustrated manuscript is the only contemporary document to capture four centuries of French crusades, when successive kings tried to capture the Holy Land. Jean Colombe, the medieval illuminator best known for his work on the Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, is the principal artist of its 66 exquisite miniatures.

Mamerot s manuscript was dedicated to his patron Louis de Laval, governor of Champagne, whose inspiration was the Christian equivalent of extremist jihad a xenophobic holy war with its origins in a Papal appeal by Urban II. Les Passages d'Outremer (The Expeditions to Outremer) comprises 277 parchment folios, illustrated by Colombe and the finest caligraphers of the medieval era, and now resides in the French national library.

This unique manuscript is the source of TASCHEN s facsimile reprint, which is accurate down to the color of the medieval gold ink. Our lavish two-volume hardcover edition, presented in its own slipcase consisting of a facsimile volume and a commentary volume containing a comprehensive translation of the manuscript text and explanations of Jean Colombe s miniatures is a rich testament to this long, glorious and bloody period of history. Battles, funerals, religious ceremonies, coronations, and royal processions, in a series of illuminations tracing centuries of merciless war, helps explain how we got where we are today.

The copy belongs to the Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris,

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:23:18 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
2 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (4.5)
4 1
4.5 2
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 114,481,390 books! | Top bar: Always visible