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Otto Of Freising

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The fifth son of the Margrave Leopold III of Austria and of Agnes, daughter of the Emperor Henry IV, Otto was destined for an ecclesiastical career. This chapter presents a short description of the work Historia de duabus civitatibus, Historia, Chronica, De mutatione rerum, 'History of the two cities', 'History', 'Chronicle', 'About change in (all) things' by Otto on Christian-Muslim relations. Otto presents a combination of authentic information and legend or invention, and distinguishes them by introducing the first by constat, 'it is known', and the second by traditur or dicitur, 'it is reported' or 'said'.

Keywords: Christian-Muslim relations; Otto of Freising



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