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Corpus Inscriptionum Crucesignatorum Terrae Sanctae
Anthology of Crusader Inscriptions in the Holy Land (1099-1291)
Sabino De Sandoli, OFM

Father Sabino De Sandoli's "Corpus Inscriptionum" is the most extensive collection of surviving Crusader inscriptions ever published. The inscriptions, written between 1099 and 1291, have been collected from all areas of Palestine: from Gaza to Acre, from Hebron to Banias, and from the southern part of Transjordan.
"Corpus Inscriptionum Crucesignatorum Terrae Sanctae" was published in 1973 by Studium Biblicum Franciscanum and the Franciscan Printing Press in Jerusalem.
Since 1333, when the Custody of the Holy Land was established, the Franciscan Friars have made an enormous contribution to the Crusader epigraphy. With pious dedication, they have diligently recorded the ultimate expression of the profound religiousness of their heroic predecessors.
The English translation was performed by Michael Olteanu.

Father Sabino De Sandoli's message

  • Cover Pages

  • Prefazione - Preface

  • Indice generale - General Index

  • Indice Bibliografico - Bibliographic Index

    Introduzione - Introduction

  • Fonti e studi - Sources and Studies

  • Classifica delle Iscrizioni Crociati - Classification of the Crusader Inscriptions

  • La Paleografia Crociata - The Crusader Paleography

  • La Lingua Latina nell'Epigrafia Crociata - The Latin Language in the Crusader Epigraphy

  • La Religiosità dei crociati - The Religiousness of the Crusaders

  • Il Regno di Gerusalemme - The Kingdom of Jerusalem

    Il Demanio Reale di Gerusalemme - The Royal State of Jerusalem
    Gerusalemme - Jerusalem

    I Parte: Iscrizioni Crociate dentro le Mura - Part I: Crusader Inscriptions within the City Walls
  • La Basilica del Santo Sepolcro - The Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre
  • L'Ospedale di San Giovanni - The Hospital of Saint John
  • Il Tempio del Signore - The Temple of the Lord
  • Iscrizioni di altri luoghi dentro le mura di Gerusalemme - Inscriptions at other sites within the walls of Jerusalem

    II Parte: Iscrizioni Crociate fuori le Mura - Part II: Crusader Inscriptions outside the City Walls
  • La chiesa di San Stefano - The church of Saint Stephen
  • Il Monte Sion - Mount Zion
  • I Santuari della Valle di Giosafat - The Sanctuaries of the Valley of Josaphat
  • Il Monte degli Olivi - The Mount of Olives

    Betlemme - Bethlehem
  • Betlemme - Bethlehem

    Altre località del Demanio Reale di Gerusalemme - Other Sites in the Royal State of Jerusalem

  • Altre località a Nord e Ovest di Gerusalemme - Other Sites North and West of Jerusalem

    III Parte: Le Signorie Crociate della Palestina - Part III: The Crusader Seignories of Palestine

  • La Signoria di San Abramo (Ebron), d'Oltre-Giordano, la Contea di Giaffa e Ascalone, la Signoria di Blanche-Garde, Ramleh e Lidda, Arsuf, Nàblus, Rafidia e Sebaste, Cesareea Maritima, Caifa - The Seignory of St. Abraham (Hebron), Transjordan, the County of Jaffa and Ascalon, the Seignory of Blanche Garde, Ramleh and Lidda, Arsuf, Nàblus, Rafidia and Sebaste, Cesarea, Caifa

  • La Signoria del Archivescovo di Nazaret, il Castello di Belvoir, L'Abbazia del Monte Tabor, il Principato di Tiberiade, il Castello di Safad, la Signoria di Bànias - The Seignory of the Archbishop of Nazareth,the Castle of Belvoir, the Abbey of Mount Tabor, the Principality of Tiberiade, the Castle of Safad, the Seignory of Bànias

  • San Giovanni d'Acri - Saint John of Acre

  • Appendice - Appendix

  • Errata - Errata

  • Indice delle Illustrazioni - Illustrations Index

  • Indice Linguistico - Linguistic Index

  • Indice Analitico - Analytic Index

  • Back Cover

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