Burchard of Strasbourg

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(c. 1175)

Envoy to Saladin for Emperor Frederick I of the Holy Roman Empire.

De Statu Egypti vel Babylonie.

Latin.


Item in Egypto psitaci abundant, qui veniunt de Nubia. Distat autem Nubia a Babylonia per viginti dietas, et est christiana, habens regem, sed populus eius incultus est et terra silvestris


Selected Edition

Burchard of Strasbourg, ‘De statu Egypti vel Babylonie [c. 1175]’, in Itinera Hierosolymitana Crucesignatorum (saec. XI–XIII), ed. S. De Sandoli, 4 vols. (Jerusalem, 1979–1984), vol. II.