Crusades - Episode III - Victory and Defeat

Class Title
Crusades - Episode III - Victory and Defeat
Class Description

Dr Thomas Asbridge reveals that the outcome of these epic holy wars was decided not on the hallowed ground of Jerusalem, but in Egypt. As trade blossomed between Christians and Muslims and the Mongol hordes arrived from Asia, a saintly French king - afire with crusading zeal - and the most remarkable Muslim leader of the Middle Ages fought for ultimate victory in the East. Drawing upon eyewitness chronicles and the latest archaeological evidence, Dr Asbridge argues that it was a fearsome slave-warrior from the Russian Steppes - now forgotten in the West - who finally sealed the fate of the crusades. And, most controversially of all, Asbridge challenges the popular misconception that the medieval crusades sparked a clash of civilisations between Islam and the West that continues to this day.

Taught by
BBC Documentary - Dr Thomas Asbridge
Recorded?
Yes
College
History - 1200 - 1300
Interdisciplinary College
None
Video
Reviewed
On

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