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By Peter W. Edbury

John of Ibelin, count number of Jaffa and Ascalon (d. 1266), was once one of many top-rated politicians within the state of Jerusalem within the mid-thirteenth century; his kin was once widespread within the Latin East, and associated by means of ties of marriage to the royal dynasties of either Jerusalem and Cyprus. John's profession and his ancestors' upward push to prominence are the topic of the 1st half this ebook. the second one concentrates on John's longest lasting fulfillment, his treatise at the pleading, strategies and customs of the excessive court docket of the dominion of Jerusalem, inclusive of descriptions of the ecclesiastical hierarchy, the juridical constitution and the army skill of the dominion; this fabric presents valuable insights into the kingdom's associations, govt and assets; it truly is right here re-edited from the easiest surviving manuscripts and mentioned intimately. Dr PETER W. EDBURY is Reader in Medieval heritage on the collage of Wales, Cardiff.

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147 n. 33. In the 1186-87 narrative Conrad of Montferrat is presented as the divinely ordained saviour of Tyre. But after the end of 1187 he too almost disappears from sight: when in 1190 he engineered the divorce of Isabella, the heiress to the throne, so that he himself could marry her, the text is highly critical, and when in 1192 he died there is not a word of praise for him. 58 'Eracles', pp. 8, 35, 37, 41-44, 68-70, 81, 85-95, 97-8, 100; Ernoul, pp. 118, 141-2, 143-4, 148-52, 170, 174-6, 186-7, 214-20, 222-6, 228, 230-1; Cont.

Edbury.  cm.  ) and index.  Statesmen-Jerusalem-Biography.  Title. 94'4203'092 [BJ-DC21 97-9898 This publication is printed on acid-free paper Printed in Great Britain by St Edmundsbury Press Ltd, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Page v CONTENTS Preface ix Abbreviations xi Maps xiii Tables xv Part One. John, Count of Jaffa, and the Ibelin Family 1. The Ibelins and the Kingdom of Jerusalem (1115-1193) 3 2. Jerusalem and Cyprus: against the Hohenstaufen (1193-1236) 24 3. John of Ibelin, Count of Jaffa (c.

J. Stevenson in Ralph of Coggeshall, Chronicon Anglicanum (RS 66: London, 1875), p. 226. 60Arab Historians of the Crusades, ed. F. Gabrieli (London, 1969), pp. 139, 141-3 (Ibn al-Athir), 147, 156-8 (Imad al-Din al-Isfahani); 'De expugnatione Terrae Sanctae', p. 246. Cf. Ralph of Diceto, 'Ymagines Historiarum', ed. W. Stubbs in Radulfi de Diceto Decani Lundonienses Opera Historica (RS 68: London. 1876), II, p. 59. 61Arab Historians, p. 139.

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