In the first crusade
, Jerusalem was overrun and historians recorded that every Muslim and Jewish inhabitant was killed.
It might come as a surprise, then, that the '50s crusade
against comic books was led by a leftist psychologist, that Hollywood's old Production Code was a byproduct of the New Deal, and that Jane Addams, one of the Progressive Era's most prominent reformers, worried publicly about the effect movies might have on the young.
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Imbedded within it is the notion that the Frankish Levant was principally distinguished by the crusades
that produced and defended it.
The Muslims blazed across north Africa and up into Spain by force, yet those today who attack the Crusades
avoid judging this violent seizure.
It is probably easier to understand the greed, self-seeking, jealousies, and cruelties which marred the Crusades
and, along with tensions among crusaders, native Christians, and Frankish settlers contributed mightily to their failure, than their impetus of idealism and even spiritual exaltation.
Misconceptions about the Crusades
are all too common.
If the studies on the Crusades
are many, so, too, are the lingering questions.
Modest surviving evidence suggests that they did actually wear shifts painted with the design of a cross, marking them as successors to the four legitimate crusades
that had previously taken place.
For all that, historians of the early crusades
and of twelfth-century spirituality will benefit from Purkis's lively suggestions.
The first four Crusades
are covered in minute detail, the later Crusades
Unfortunately there is no more glaring example of this application of the language of heresy on the Christian side than in the theology of the Crusades
The intolerance of the Catholic Church prevails, whether in the persecution of heretics and Jews, or the greed and savagery that inspired the Crusades
endorsed by the Pope.
Although Western Christians may think the Crusades
are ancient history, these medieval wars in which Christian crusaders slaughtered Muslims and established Crusader states in Palestine are vivid memories for Muslims.