The episode of the definitive assault to the City of Mallorca, on the 31st of December of 1229, is one of the best known parts of the Llibre dels feits by James the First. The words that the king employs when relating the possible miraculous intervention of Saint George in that episode have been interpreted as a sample of the prudence of the monarch in inserting wonderful elements in his chronicle. This article proposes a different interpretation of the passage, while taking into account several chronistic sources that aim towards a revision of the role that the Crusade plays in the imaginary world of king James the First.

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Published on 30/09/07
Accepted on 30/09/07
Submitted on 30/09/07

Volume 22, Issue 2, 2007
DOI: 10.7203/caplletra.43.4813
Licence: CC BY-NC-SA license

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