Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Historia Damiatina
(1,799 words)

‘The history of Damietta’; ‘The capture of Damietta’

Oliver of Paderborn

Date: 1219-23

Original Language: Latin


Oliver began writing his extensive history (some 89 chapters) during the campaign of the Fifth Crusade and edited it after that campaign’s disastrous denouement for use in the planning of and recruitment for the crusade of Frederick II. The Historia Damiatina presents the Fifth Crusade as a logical progression of the histories Oliver had w…

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Bird, Jessalynn, “ Historia Damiatina”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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