Marino Sanudo Torsello, The Book of the Secrets of the Faithful of the Cross

Editor(s): 
Lock, Peter
ISBN: 
9780754630593
Date published: 
March 2011
Hardback
Price: 
£75.00
This is the first full English translation of Marino Sanudo Torsello's Secreta fidelium Crucis, a piece of crusading propaganda following the fall of Acre in 1291, written between 1300 and 1321 and based on the translation edited by Jacques Bongars in 1611. With references to 13th-century Mediterranean history, especially Louis IX of France and Charles of Anjou, it contains a vast amount of cartographical, ethnographical, geographical and nautical information, with unique insights into events and personalities not only in Outremer, but in Western Europe.