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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Tancred 1078?-1112. Norman soldier. A leader in the First Crusade (1096-1099), he served as regent of the principality of Antioch (1101-1112).

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  • n. Norman leader in the First Crusade who played an important role in the capture of Jerusalem (1078-1112)

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  • Over a decade after writing Alroy, he would be able to clarify in Tancred what he considered to be the relationship between the two faiths:

    Introduction - Critical Apparatus

  • Middle Ages, government must follow the lead of the Church if the law-giver is to interpret the Law, so in Tancred the solution to the “condition of England” question is given its ultimate statement which involves a union between West and East.

    Levine - Criticism - Critical Contexts

  • Several princes of the Norman race accompanied this veteran general; and his cousin Tancred

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • 'We're interested in people who are interested in stories'Everyone does agree that it is overwhelmingly white and middle-class – though as a trio of young men called Tancred, Orlando and Leo point out, "It would be rather hypocritical of us to complain about that, wouldn't it?"

    Confessions of a first-time festival-goer

  • At this moment, the sound of horsemen recalled Tancred from his reverie, and, looking up, he observed a group of Arabs approaching him, three of whom were mounted.

    Tancred Or, The New Crusade

  • In 1568 a tragedy was performed before her majesty, and afterwards published, entitled Tancred and Gismund, or

    Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth

  • Voltaire's, called Tancred, and I am glad to say that it repairs the idea of his decaying parts, which I had conceived from his

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3

  • The town flocks to a new play of Thomson's, called Tancred and

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 1

  • Everyone does agree that it is overwhelmingly white and middle-class - though as a trio of young men called Tancred, Orlando and Leo point out, "It would be rather hypocritical of us to complain about that, wouldn't it?"

    The Guardian World News

  • The cook must be a descendant of one of those artists whom Lord Beaconsfield described in "Tancred," and he has found in Ascher's house a situation which ought to satisfy him.

    Gossamer 1915

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  • Tancred was an 11th-century Norman knight who played a key part in the First Crusade. His story was made into an epic poem by Tasso and into operas by Rossini and Monteverdi, thus keeping the name alive today, especially in Italy.

    November 14, 2010