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Der erste Kreuzzug.

“The sacred armies and the godly knight, That the great sepulchre of Christ did free.”

TASSO, translated by FAIRFAX.

Cambridge: PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A.

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

DER ERSTE KREUZZUG. .

THE FIRST CRUSADE

BY

FRIEDRICH VON RAUMER.

CONDENSED FROM THE AUTHOR'S “HISTORY OF
THE HOHENSTAUFEN,” WITH A LIFE OF

RAUMER, AND ENGLISH NOTES,

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London: CAMBRIDGE WAREHOUSE, 17, PATERNOSTER Row.
Cambridge: DEIGHTON, BELL, AND CO.

1878

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PREFACE.

IN publishing the present volume, the Editor has to

thank the proprietors of the original work Herr Geheimer Regierungsrath H. E. v. Raumer, the author's son, and Messrs Brockhaus of Leipzig, for their permission to reprint part of it with English notes. As the volumes of the Pitt Press Series are to be kept within moderate limits, it was found impossible to reproduce Raumer's narrative without considerable compression, and in several instances it became necessary to sum up the substance of a number of pages in a few sentences.

It is hoped that this process of compression has not affected the character of the narrative itself. There can be no doubt that Raumer's plain and yet vigorous style is eminently fitted to attract and instruct young readers, and the Editor has endeavoured to adapt his own sentences to the general character of the writer, whose pages he was obliged to condense.

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