Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Descriptio Terre Sancte
(393 words)

‘Description of the Holy Land’

Oliver of Paderborn

Date: Before November 1219

Original Language: Latin


The first of several historical works Oliver wrote while participating in the Fifth Crusade, this description of the Holy Land and its shrines was intended for that campaign’s participants (their military and devotional efforts had begun in the Latin Kingdom before transferring to Egypt) and other future pil…

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Bird, Jessalynn, “ Descriptio Terre Sancte”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 05 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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