Source: Public domain In the last 4 weeks I have consumed so much written and audible material on the Crusades. Not only have I read modern historians one the subject but have so far read three primary accounts. I've roughly read 3-4000 pages of work. I feel like I'm at least somewhat qualified to throw … Continue reading The Problem With Church Sanctioned Violence
Image by Waldo Miguez from Pixabay It's been a strange few weeks for me. In the lead up to the President of Turkey converting the Hagia Sofia into a Mosque I found myself studying the Crusades. I had been gifted a book by Christopher Tyerman, "The World Of The Crusades". I followed this by purchasing … Continue reading The Hagia Sofia Should Not Be Cause For Division
Source: Web The Crusades seem to be provoke many (mostly non believers with an existing dislike for Catholicism) to anger. Whenever there is unrest with fundamentalism in the Islamic world from groups such as Isis, westerners are always quick to remind Christians that Crusaders done many terrible things to Muslims in the name of Christ. … Continue reading Should Catholics Be Embarrassed By The Crusades?
A common misconception is that Constantinople was sacked by the Crusaders simply for economic reasons and to gain power. Nothing could be further from the truth. As the video below demonstrates quoting many historians, the sack of the city was self inflicted. Alexius the IV, who had an agreement with the Crusaders to fund the … Continue reading Video: Debunking The Myth Why The Crusaders Sacked Constantinople