This thesis analyzes the narrative structure and tropes of the De liberatione civitatum orientis by Caffaro di Rustico da Caschifellone. The goal of this project is threefold: first, to provide a closer reading of Caffaro's text than has previously been offered; second, to critique an historiographical paradigm that ineffectually categorizes and mediates narrative source materials for the First Crusade; and third, to gesture towards a potential methodological solution offered by the tools of narratology and the theoretical language of the linguistic turn. Through a consideration of how key narratological elements in this text functioned to create meaning, Caffaro's text is then placed in conversation with other First Crusade sources. A fuller understanding of Caffaro's narrative is possible only when it is considered alongside these other sources and as part of a larger crusade metanarrative.