Ricordi della storia antica nella storiografia francese sulle Crociate

Autore: Massimiliano Gaggero
In: Critica del testo. XXII / 3, 2019
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Old French chronicles on the Crusades sometimes mention characters and events from ancient history when discussing the geography of the regions were the events they narrate took place. This study starts with a comparison between William of Tyre’s Chronicon and its Old French translation, and proceeds to analyse the two main strands of references to classical Antiquity, those about Troy and those about Alexander the Great. The aim of the study is to understand how the authors accessed information about ancient history, and the role plaid by such allusions in their chronicles.