In post #34, you were the one who called me a dupe, pal.
All I said is that most historians do not take Fulcher literally. They have discovered Muslim eyewitness sources that contradict him.
Complete BS. Please point out these new Muslim sources that paint the Crusaders as nice guys after they captured Jerusalem.
And you did not answer my question about the sack of Constantinople, which undermines your whole silly assertion.
Dupe is not a name. It describes behavior.
Read Jonathan Riley Smith, Rethinking the Crusades, First Things, 101 (March 2000, 20-23 (www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft0003/opinion/riley-smith.html)
and the half-dozen books he’s written. Then read Thomas Madden’s half-dozen books. You’ll find contemporary Muslim accounts that report that about 1/3 the number killed in the sack as compared to accounts written long after the events. You’ll find all the citations in these two historians’ books. They are two of the world’s leading crusade experts.
But your mind is made up. Enjoy your tunnel.