This paper is devoted to the problem of the image of the Byzantines in the chronicles of the First Crusade. While we are familiar enough with the portraits proposed by the chroniclers of the crusaders and Muslims, the first generally being accompanied with praise and halos, the second "demonized," we know very little about the image of the Byzantines, though they were widely represented in the chronicles, because most of the armies chose to travel overland and had to go through Byzantium. Research shows that the Byzantines are represented as Christians, but of an inferior rank to that of the crusaders who benefited from a special status: if conflicts between the two occur, the latter are always right and are assisted by God against the Byzantines.
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