Letter from Raymond, brother of the Hospital to the Christian Faithful, 1178

Bibliographic Information


Medieval Title:




Raymond, brother of the Hospital



1165, Latin


Textual Information

Brief Summary:

This brief letter reminds the readers of the successful use of the True Cross by Count Philip of Flanders in his battle against Saladin and the army of Saracens.


Relics Appearing in Text:

True Cross



Manuscripts, Editions, and Translations




List of Editions of the Medieval Text: 

Beitrage zur Geschichte der Kreuzzüge. Vol. 2. Edited by Reinhold Röhricht, note 45, pp. 127-8. Berlin: Aalen Scientia-Verl, 1878.

Available Online: https://archive.org/details/beitrgezurgesch02rhgoog

List of Translations of the Medieval Text: 

“Letter 38. Raymond, brother of the Hospital, to the Christian Faithful (1178).” In Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries. Translated by Malcolm Barber and Keith Bate, 72. Burlington: Ashgate, 2010.


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