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Crusading chronicles
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The crusades of the 11th to 13th centuries were a series of religiously-sanctioned military campaigns aimed mainly at regaining Christian control of Palestine, but also including the brutal suppression of the Albigensians (Cathars) in Southern France and the wars of the Teutonic Order against non-Christian populations in the Baltic region. These events held a particular prominence in the thinking of Western Europeans during this period, and are therefore well represented in historical writing.

The capture of Jerusalem in 1099 by the knights of the first crusade gave …

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Edgington, Susan B., “Crusading chronicles”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 23 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000450>
First published online: 2016

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