Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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 Ystoria captionis Almarie et Turtuose
(373 words)

History of the capture of Almeria and Tortosa

Caffaro of Genoa

Date: Late 1140s – early 1150s

Original Language: Latin


This relatively short chronicle (27 pages in the latest Italian translation) details a series of Genoese attacks on the Muslim territories of the Balearic islands, together with the cities of Almeria and Tortosa on mainland Iberia. On the first of these, which captured Minorca and besieged Almeria…

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Airaldi & Alex Mallett, Gabriella, “ Ystoria captionis Almarie et Turtuose”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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