Goffredo Malaterra. The Deeds of Count Roger of Calabria and Sicily and of Duke Robert Guiscard, his brother
За делата на Роже, граф на Калабрия и Сицилия, и на неговия брат херцог Робер Гискар
De Rebus Gestis Rogerii Calabriae et Siciliae Comitis et Roberti Guiscardi Ducis fratris eius
Category: Western European medieval authors
Goffredo Malaterra's Deeds of Count Roger is the most important extant account of the Norman conquest of Muslim Silicy (1061—1091). This volume includes a translation from Latin original into Bulgarian. The Deeds of Count Roger fills a gap in the primary literature pertaining to the earliest phase of Latin Christian expansion at the expense of Islam, since the Norman conquests in Sicily were more or less contemporary with the First Crusade and the beginnings of the Spanish Reconquista. The account also illustrates the complexity of medieval historical writing, with Malaterra on the one hand praising the Normans for their military achievements and on the other subtly criticising the "lust for domination" that inspired them.