Gesta Dei per Francos; Doings of God through the Franks

The title adopted by Guibert de Nogent (died c.1124) for his history of the First Crusade. He infuses an epic coloring into his contemporary account of the Crusades, and shows the profound impression created throughout Europe by the conquest of the Holy Land. The title reveals the use of the word Frank by the Orientals to indicate the Crusaders.

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