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Raymond of Aguilers
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[German Version]

(died after 1100), a canon in Le Puy (France) and he took part in the first Crusade as chaplain to Duke Raymond IV of St-Gilles. In his Liber (Historia Francorum qui ceperunt Iherusalem, before 1105), he wrote about the Crusade and especially about the duke, stressing the religious background: visions, discoveries of relics, and the intervention of God and the saints.


Le “Liber” de Raymond d’Aguilers, ed. J.H. Hill & L.L. Hill, 1969

J. Riley-Smith, The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading, 1986.

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Hehl, Ernst-Dieter, “Raymond of Aguilers”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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