Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 De expugnatione Lyxbonensi
(944 words)

The conquest of Lisbon

De expugnatione Lyxbonensi

Date: 1147 or soon after

Original Language: Latin


The modern English edition and translation is 65 pages of Latin, with an opposing-page translation.

The work, in the form of an epistolary narrative, is primarily a description of the conquest of Lisbon (October 1147) by an army of northern European crusaders during the Second Crusade. It was probably written originally as a …

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Phillips, Jonathan P., “ De expugnatione Lyxbonensi”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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