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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.
DER ERSTE KREUZZUG. .
THE FIRST CRUSADE
FRIEDRICH VON RAUMER.
CONDENSED FROM THE AUTHOR'S “HISTORY OF
RAUMER, AND ENGLISH NOTES,
London: CAMBRIDGE WAREHOUSE, 17, PATERNOSTER Row.
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.