Saracen was a term used by the ancient Romans to refer to a people who lived in desert areas in and around the Roman province of Arabia, and who were distinguished from Arabs. By the time of the Crusades, beginning in 1095, a “Saracen” had become synonymous with a “Muslim” in European chronicles.

Saracen was a term used by the ancient Romans to refer to a people who lived in desert areas in and around the Roman province of Arabia, and who were distinguished from Arabs. By the time of the Crusades, beginning in 1095, a “Saracen” had become synonymous with a “Muslim” in European chronicles.

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