Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Historia Silensis
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Historia Silensis

Historia Silensis

Date: Between 1109 and 1118

Original Language: Latin


The Latin chronicle incorrectly entitled Historia Silense is one of the most important chronicles of 12th-century Spain. Attributed to an anonymous monk, it certainly does not originate from Silos (Castile), but rather from León or Sahagún. It occupies just under 100 pages in the most recent edition (1959). Reporting the events of the 8th to 10th centuries, it relies on the Chro…

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Henriet, P., “ Historia Silensis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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