Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Gesta Tandcredi in expeditione Hierosolymitana
(905 words)

The deeds of Tancred on the expedition to Jerusalem

Ralph of Caen

Date: 1112-18

Original Language: Latin


Ralph of Caen began his work after the death of Tancred in 1112, writing in both verse and prose. In the RHC edition, the text takes up about 125 pages. In his preface, Ralph implies that he wrote only after the death of his lord so that he could not be accused of being bribed and told what to write. Ralph dedicated the work to …

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Packard, Barbara, “ Gesta Tandcredi in expeditione Hierosolymitana”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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