Historian counters myths about the Crusades
Catholic World News - April 26, 2011
Writing for The Intercollegiate Review, Paul Crawford, a history professor at Alma College, counters four myths about the Crusades:
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our January expenses ($17,794 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: bnewman -
Apr. 26, 2011 9:57 PM ET USA
I believe that Muslims cared little about the Crusades until the 19th century, when European countries provided a romanticized imperialistic narrative of them, to provide a gloss on their own imperial ambitions. Muslim countries rightly opposed any such an account, though not realizing it to be unhistorical.
Posted by: Cornelius -
Apr. 26, 2011 7:33 AM ET USA
The Crusades were tactically offensive, but strategically defensive.