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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 252

A.D. 1191. rESCBIPTIOÎÎ OF THE AECHIPELAGO. to Acre, they will leave the island of Sardinia, the island of Sicily, and the island of Crete at a great distance on the left side of the ship ; and, if they keep straight on in their course,63 will not see land until they see the land of Sulia. This way also is the shorter and safer one ; but they must take care not to steer their course too much to the right hand side of the ship, on account of Barbary and many other islands in which the pagans Bve under the rule of the emperor of Africa. But galleys cannot go by that route, or even attempt it ; for, if a storm, overtakes them, they wiB quickly founder ; for which reason they are obBged always to coast along the shore. The person, too, who wishes to pass along the coast of Bomania, from the Cape of Turkia, wiB have to pass a very lofty mountain, which is caBed Sérient, near which mountain begins the Aim of Saint George, through which you pass to the city of Constantinople. Next, on the coast of Bomania, is Maluaise, a large mountain. Then comes the gulf of Witun, at the head of which gulf is a fine and weB-fortified castle, which is called Maine. At the head of this gulf also is a fine large episcopal city, which is caBed Curun, where grow such large quantities of oBves, that it is said that jn the whole world there is no place where there is made such vast quantities of oBve oB. At the mouth of the said gulf of Witun is the deserted city of Muscun, which was destroyed by Boger, king of SicBy ; and, before -the entrance of this city are two islands : one of which is caBed Sapientia, and the other the Isle of Vultures. After passing this, not more than about twenty miles from the land there is a crag of round form, and very dangerous, being nearly sunk in the waves, the name of which is Tiffat. Between this crag and Muscun, the distance is computed to be fifty miles. It is necessary for those who pass this way not to take their ships out to too great a distance from the shore, until they have passed this dangerous spot. Beyond this, about a hundred miles from this perilous spot, is an island out at sea called Serfent : this, and two other islands, one of which is caBed Cephalenia, and the other Jagert, are islands belonging to Margarite. Next comes port Guiscard. It deserves to be known that Eobert Guiscard was born in Normandy, and, being made a knight, was long one of the 6 5 He has already said this, in giving an account of the voyage of king Richard.

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