Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Chanson de Jérusalem
(1,182 words)

The song of Jerusalem (though the French title is almost always used)

The Old French Crusade Cycle

Date: About 1135

Original Language: Old French


The Chanson de Jérusalem is an Old French epic poem running to almost 10,000 lines. Its central theme is the siege and capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade in 1099, and it covers the period from the arrival of the crusading army in mid-June until a battle against the …

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Mallett, Alex, “ Chanson de Jérusalem”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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