Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Estoire de la guerre sainte
(2,904 words)

‘History of the holy war’


Date: Late 12th or early 13th century

Original Language: Old French


L’Estoire de la guerre sainte is a French chronicle written in the form of rhyming octosyllabic couplets. According to the critics, it was composed either in the late 12th century, between 1194 and 1199, or in the early 13th century. It is known from a single manuscript, dating from the second half of the 13th century and bearing Anglo-French features. The diffic…

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Croizy-Naquet , Catherine, “ Estoire de la guerre sainte”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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