Outremer

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Outremer, meaning "Land over (or beyond) the Sea", was the poetic name used for the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the associated Crusader States by the European kingdoms during the Crusader period. In a modern context it is used to refer to the overseas holdings of France.

Outremer is often held up as the birthplace of chivalry, where the western Europeans learned many of chivalric arts from the Muslim peoples, then exported them back to their homelands, to the general enrichment of European culture. One such import, arabic numerals, are still commonly used today.

Outremer and the SCA

"Outremer" was also a mooted name for Lochac when it was accepted into the SCA.