The Crusade of Varna, 1443-45

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Ashgate, Jan 1, 2006 - History - 226 pages
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The Crusade of Varna of 1443-45 was one of the decisive events of the late Middle Ages. This book presents the first English translation of three important works which provide eyewitness accounts from the Christian and the Muslim side: an anonymous Ottoman text on 'the Holy Wars of Sultan Murad'; a section of the 'Anciennes Chroniques d'Angleterre' by the Bugundian, Jehan de Wavrin, and a German ballad on the Crusade by Michel Beheim. These are supplemented by a series of shorter contemporary texts relating to the events of the crusade, an introduction and annotation.

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Colin Imber was formerly Reader in Turkish at the University of Manchester. His recent publications include Studies in Early Muslim Jurisprudence (1993) and Interpretation and Jurisprudence in Medieval Islam (2006).

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