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Re: Fwd: medieval source for a new movie?

Poster: Brian Matthews <Thain@bigfoot.com>

Simone89@aol.com wrote:

> I thought this might be of some interest to the Merry Rose
> Simone
>    I hope that my question for you all falls within the paramters of this
> list. For those of you who are not aware, there is a new movie coming out
> in August called "The Thirteenth Warrior", and it's based on the Michael
> Chrichton book "Eaters of the Dead." I have been told that the book is
> based on an actual manuscript that details the travels of an Arab diplomat
> to the Franks sometime in the 10th century. I'm wondering if any of you
> know of this manuscript, and where it might be possible to find a copy of
> it-if not a translation. Thanks in advance for any help.
>  Alexander Wolfe
> The University of Texas at Arlington
> adw2552@UTARLG.UTA.EDU

I wonder if the actual "source" is the story of the "Tafurs" , the lower class

of people who accompanied the knights and lords on the First Crusade .
During the seige of  Antioch they had taken to eating the remains of  the dead

to avoid starvation.

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