The Assistant Commissioner laughed a little; but the great man's thoughts seemed to have wandered far away, perhaps to the questions of his country's domestic policy, the battle-ground of his crusading
valour against the paynim Cheeseman.
The Heralds' College found out a Crusading
ancestor for Veneering who bore a camel on his shield (or might have done it if he had thought of it), and a caravan of camels take charge of the fruits and flowers and candles, and kneel down be loaded with the salt.
The 18 papers in the proceedings consider such topics as the geo-strategies and historical perspectives of Pope Urban II and 'Ali ibn Tahir al-Sulami, the impact of crusading
ideology on early 12th-century Denmark, the rationality behind Manuel I Domnenos' attempt to reform the abjuration formula for converts from Islam, the Armenian kingdom and the Mongol-Frankish encounter, and Baybars and the crusades in Arab film and television.
Malcolm Barber's new book, The Crusader States, is the most recent addition to the recent flowering in the study of the crusades, crusading
, and the "crusader" states.
Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading
History at Royal Holloway in London University.
Lords were often forced to sell or mortgage their lands to fund their Crusading
, and many impoverished themselves.
order of the Knights Templar is an essential part of every conspiracy theorist's playbook, and if you're looking for a mythical relic of the Christian past (the Spear of Destiny, the Holy Grail, the True Cross), chances are it fell into the hands of a (fictional) crusader.
Spirituality in the Holy Land and Iberia, c.
What makes Tyerman's work stand out is the extent of his knowledge of the entire crusading
era and his ability to deploy that knowledge in a clear, concise, and generally readable manner in the course of a single (if massive) volume.
Clifford is about four men separated in time but united in their ambitions to possess the Ides of March coin minted by Brutus in celebration of Julius Caesar's death: Marcus Brutus himself, a crusading
knight of medieval Europe, an SS lieutenant of Hitler's, and a modern day Wall Street trader.
Other contemporary Christians in Europe are more skeptical and they think that the crusading
enterprise was flawed by human ambition and greed.
I realized with shame that in my work for reconciliation among my people in Nagaland, I had gone quite far in crusading
against the devil in others and received applause and public recognition for this.