Matthew of Edessa

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Matthew of Edessa

(c. 1137)

Armenian historian.




That same year (25 February 1099 - 24 February 1100), there was a huge gathering of troops in Egypt, to the lands of Scythia and Nubia, and to the borders of India. Three hundred thousand men advanced, armed from head to toe, against Jerusalem. This news shook the Franks.

Selected editions

Des Recueil des Historians des Croisades. Documents Arméniens. Tome I (Paris: 1869).

Armenia and the Crusades : tenth to twelfth centuries: the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa, trans. A. E. Dostourian (Belmont, MA: 1993).