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De expugnatione Lyxbonensi
(371 words)

[Crónica da Conquista de Lisboa]

mid-12th century. Portugal. Written by a certain R[aoul], a priest of the Second Crusade who landed in Lisbon in 1147, this Latin text is regarded as one of the most important accounts of a medieval siege, with details on military warfare and psychological insights into the Islamic, Christian and Crusader worlds.

Having participated actively, either in the military actions during the four month siege of Lisbon, or in the diplomatic dealings between Muslims and Christians, before, during and after the siege, Raoul give…

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Branco, Maria João, “De expugnatione Lyxbonensi”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 17 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_000281>
First published online: 2016

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