Matthew of Edessa

   His Chronicle (q.v.) is the most important Armenian source for the First Crusade (q.v.), covering the years 952-1136. The focus is on events in northern Syria and Cilicia (qq.v.), including Crusader relations with Byzantium (q.v.).

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