To: Houghton M.
And you just flunked Basic History 101 since it's a well known documented fact that the Crusaders' Sack of Jerusalem occurred in 1099. Fulcher of Chartres is a far cry from Dan Rather and his account of the massacre there has been proven beyond a doubt. He was part of the crusading army and had no reason to make the story up, especially since it was his friends doing the killing and looting. And there are other contemporary sources that confirm the massacre.
Just because you want to believe that the crusaders behaved nobly at the climax of the First Crusade and that the massacre is a myth does not mean that it is so.
And I suppose that you think that the crusaders' sack of Christian Constantinople in 1204 never happened either.
posted on 03/01/2012 12:27:48 PM PST
by Timber Rattler
(Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
To: Timber Rattler
You just flunked reading 101. I said the “massacre” was greatly exaggerated. That the blood did not flow in the streets. That’s the current consensus of historians. I read them. There was a sack. Not as Fulcher described it. If you take every chronicler as telling the literal truth with no critical analysis at all
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