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Saracens, a race whom it is never desirable to have either for friends or enemies … Ammianus Marcellinus
The Saracens … whom we never found desirable either as friends or as enemies. Ammianus Marcellinus
We furthermore excommunicated all those Christians who shall hereafter have anything to do with the Saracens either directly or indirectly, or shall attempt to give them aid in any way so long as the war between them and us shall last Innocent III
We … granted among other things free and ample faculty to the aforesaid King Alfonso – to invade, search out, capture, vanquish, and subdue all Saracens and pagans whatsoever, and other enemies of Christ wheresoever placed … and all movable and immovable goods whatsoever held and possessed by them and to reduce their persons to perpetual slavery, and to apply and appropriate to himself and his successors the kingdoms … and to convert them to his and their use and profit. Nicholas V
The count of Gilles with the remaining Franks, made an attack upon them [the Saracens] and killed an innumerable multitude. All the others fled in confusion. Our men moreover, returning in victory and bearing many heads fixed upon pikes and spears, furnished a joyful spectacle for the people of God. Anselme of Ribemont
The Saracens … since they hold the temple in great veneration, may come there as often as they choose in the character of pilgrims, to worship according to their custom, and … we shall henceforth permit them to come, however, only as many as we may choose to allow, and without arms, nor are they to dwell in the city, but outside, and as soon as they have paid their devotions they are to depart. Frederick II
There Saracens were the first group of locusts … about the year 630. They were succeeded by the [Ottoman] Turks, a brood of vipers worse than their parent, who did utterly destroy their mother, the Saracens. Thomas Brightman
Do not march or precipitate your attack. The Saracens are like a torrent which is dangerous to stem … Be patient till they have loaded themselves with the encumbrances of wealth. Charles Martel