The Anonymous Chronicle of the First Crusade – The Acts of the Franks and Other Jerusalem Pilgrims
The First Crusade is the proof of the compatibility of the parts of an organism that still retained a unitary breath. And if the first crusade movement carries the sublime message (perhaps the last in history) of a Christian-minded Europe, attached with both arms (Eastern and Western) to the ideal of unity in, through and for Christ, it also carries the most terrible warning: even the purest soul can be corrupted, to the point of disfigurement, by vain glory.
This book manages to open a gateway to a bygone era. Above even the most important historical data provided by one of the participants in the First Crusade is a faithful reproduction of his feelings and judgments about the extreme circumstances he went through.