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Walter the Chancellor
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[Galterius cancellarius]

fl. 1114-22. Palestine. Chancellor of Antioch. Wrote the Latin Bella Antiochena (Antiochene Wars). Walter is known only through the the text of this work. He apparently had a close relationship with Roger of Salerno, ruler of Antioch (1113-19), and was eyewitness to the two wars against the Selçuk Turks, 1114-15 and 1119-22. His narrative account is the most detailed source for the region of Antioch for the early Latin settlement period. There are seven extant manuscripts; the oldes…

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Edgington, Susan B., “Walter the Chancellor”, 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_02519>
First published online: 2016

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