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Illustration from the Old French translation of Guillaume de Tyr's Histoire d'Outremer

Outremer, French for "overseas," was the general name given the Crusader states established after the First Crusade: the County of Edessa, the Principality of Antioch, the County of Tripoli and especially the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The name was often used as an equivalent to Levant, Syria or Palestine, and incorporated areas that are today also part of Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon.

The term could also be used for any other land "overseas"; Louis IV of France was called "Louis d'Outremer" as he was raised in England.

The modern term outre-mer means overseas, and is notably used for the French Overseas Departments and Territories (d├ępartements d'outre-mer et territoires d'outre-mer).

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The author Chaz Brenchley set his series The Books of Outremer in an alternate universe version of this region[1].


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