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4 Replies to “Good little video on the Crusades.”

  1. The Real History of the Crusades
    THOMAS F. MADDEN
    The crusades are quite possibly the most misunderstood event in European history. Most of what passes for public knowledge about it is either misleading or just plain wrong

    Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common. The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics. They are supposed to have been the epitome of self-righteousness and intolerance, a black stain on the history of the Catholic Church in particular and Western civilization in general. A breed of proto-imperialists, the Crusaders introduced Western aggression to the peaceful Middle East and then deformed the enlightened Muslim culture, leaving it in ruins. For variations on this theme, one need not look far. See, for example, Steven Runciman’s famous three-volume epic, History of the Crusades, or the BBC/A&E documentary, The Crusades, hosted by Terry Jones. Both are terrible history yet wonderfully entertaining.

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    http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/history/world/wh0055.html

  2. From the same link

    End note: Regarding the modern day reference to the crusades as a supposed grievance by Islamic militants still upset over them, Madden notes: “If the Muslims won the crusades (and they did), why the anger now? Shouldn’t they celebrate the crusades as a great victory? Until the nineteenth century that is precisely what they did. It was the West that taught the Middle East to hate the crusades. During the peak of European colonialism, historians began extolling the medieval crusades as Europe’s first colonial venture. By the 20th century, when imperialism was discredited, so too were the crusades. They haven’t been the same since.” He adds, “The truth is that the crusades had nothing to do with colonialism or unprovoked aggression. They were a desperate and largely unsuccessful attempt to defend against a powerful enemy.” “The entire history of the crusades is one of Western reaction to Muslim advances,” Madden observes.

  3. A very good video, I am lucky in being old enough to have been taught the truth about the crusades, I wish more kids these days knew the facts of why the crusades were fought and how all of what is now Moslem lands were once, Christian, Zoroastrian, Buddhist or Hindu lands. If we use the Moslems logic against them the war in Iraq and Afghanistan is simply the allies fighting in Christian and Buddhist lands that are occupied by Moslems.

  4. A wonderful video. I hope more people see it for the truth about the crusades and also its dynamic portrayal of the brave christian soldiers.

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