Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 The Chronicle of Pseudo-Turpin
(7,471 words)

Historia Karoli Magni et Rotholandi

The Chronicle of Pseudo-Turpin

The Chronicle of Pseudo-Turpin

Date: About 1140

Original Language: Latin


The Chronicle of Pseudo-Turpin is first and foremost the work of a forger who passes himself off as Archbishop Turpin and testifies to the 14 years of expeditions that Charlemagne is supposed to have carried out in Spain, ad expugnandum gentem paganorum perfidam at the command of St James. To open the way for future …

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Cheynet, Magali, “ The Chronicle of Pseudo-Turpin”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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