Skip to comments.MYTHS OF THE CRUSADES: Interview with Thomas Madden author of “A Concise History of the Crusades”
Posted on 12/06/2010 7:04:54 AM PST by damonw
Thomas Madden is chair of the history department at St. Louis University and author of: A Concise History of the Crusades, In October 2004 Zenit, the International News Agency, interviewed him. Madden: The following are some of the most common myths and why they are wrong.
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This is from Benedict of Peterborough edited by W Stubbs in 1867 vol ii, p 189, ibn-Shaddad, pp 164-5; all as quoted by Philip K. Hitti in "History of the Arabs" revised 10th edition, page 651 published by palgrave macmillan.
THANK YOU Richard, I’ll take a looksy :)
Um, the Crusades took place in the Middle Ages -- the Catholic Church was Christianity in Western Europe, the Eastern Orthodox in Eastern Europe. No one then would have imagined anyone would see a conflict or opposition between works and faith.
“I am sure not every crusader who went to war believed in works for salvation. I am sure many believed in faith in Jesus Christ.”
Actually I am pretty sure that every crusader who went on crusade believed in salvation by grace alone - just as the Catholic Church taught.
That was a quote from the article. Don’t you get it? Things were different 1000 years ago...
Geneva Conventions that were written at the end of WW II were actually found by unearthing an appendix to the Code of Hammurabi.
Geneva Conventions appendix goes back to the Uruk period in Sumeria 5000 BC actually... (There is some indicatrion that the Sumerians plagerized them from the Atlantians). Every one knows that Crusaders were well of the Sumerian Code, appendix, Conventions, Geneva.
When the money wasn’t paid, 2,700 captives were slaughtered.
Life was tough in those days...
You definitely should be teaching college!
I was dealing with the comparison between aerial bombing and killing civilians in masse, deliberately, by hand, after a city is taken.
According to some reports, the king was there to view the fun! What’s not to like?