Les Byzantins vus par les chroniqueurs de la Première croisade

Translated title of the contribution: The Byzantines as seen by the chroniclers of the First Crusade

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Abstract

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.
Translated title of the contributionThe Byzantines as seen by the chroniclers of the First Crusade
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)713-726
Number of pages14
JournalMoyen Age
Volume120
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

OECD FOS+WOS

  • 6.02.OX LITERARY THEORY & CRITICISM
  • 6.02 LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE
  • 6.01.MM HISTORY

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