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 Historia orientalis
(1,216 words)



‘History of the Orient’

Jacques de Vitry

Date: Probably 1216-24

Original Language: Latin

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The Historia orientalis is the first part of the Historia Hierosolymitana. It was probably begun in 1216 and finished in 1223-24 (see Donnadieu, Historia orientalis, pp. 10-12). Jacques paints a fresco of the geography and history of the East, and Jerusalem in particular, for him the center of the world, the sacred city of the chosen people, f…

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Tolan, John, “ Historia orientalis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_24583>
First published online: 2010



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