Gregory Antiochos on the "Crusade" of 1179

Andrew Stone

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Abstract

The author analyses the funeral oration given on January 20th, 1182 by Gregory Antiochos and tries to identify who were ManuelKomnenos's enemies referred to, as is usual in this literary genre, in a rather allusive, yet precise way. They may have includedLouis VII King of France who gave up the leadership of the crusade due to illness and was replaced by Henri de Troyes, arelation of his, also referred to in the oration. The enemy in the East would be the Seljuk sultan Kilic Arslan allied with Louis VIIagainst their common enemy, Saladin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-166
JournalRevue Des Études Byzantines
Volume63
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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