Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 De liberatione civitatum Orientis
(444 words)

The liberation of the cities of the East

Caffaro of Genoa

Date: Mid-1150s

Original Language: Latin


This chronicle describes the participation of the Genoese in the First Crusade, and the privileges and holdings granted to the city-state in the Holy Land following their success. Caffaro, who participated in the campaign, wrote the chronicle in the mid-1150s, around 50 years after the events themselves and his similar, though much shorter, account in his Annals.

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Airaldi & Alex Mallett, Gabriella, “ De liberatione civitatum Orientis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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