Is the movement of the peoples at the time of the Crusades
explained by the life and activity of the Godfreys and the Louis-es and their ladies?
Impossible to place our Cathedral in that other family of lofty, aerial churches, rich in painted windows and sculpture; pointed in form, bold in attitude; communal and bourgeois as political symbols; free, capricious, lawless, as a work of art; second transformation of architecture, no longer hieroglyphic, immovable and sacerdotal, but artistic, progressive, and popular, which begins at the return from the crusades, and ends with Louis IX.
The Saxon architect completed the erection of the first pillars of the nave, when the pointed arch, which dates from the Crusade, arrived and placed itself as a conqueror upon the large Romanesque capitals which should support only round arches.
Then who can hope to know what my feelings were, to hear this armor- plated ass start in on it again, in the murky twilight of tradition, before the dawn of history, while even Lactantius might be referred to as "the late Lactan- tius," and the Crusades
wouldn't be born for five hundred years yet?
The themes were the same that had been illuminated upon similar occasions by their mothers before them, their grandmothers, and doubtless all their ancestors in the female line clear back to the Crusades
If I can get enough to rebuild Artagnan, which my ancestors, impoverished by the Crusades
, allowed to fall into ruins, and to buy thirty acres of land about it, that is all I wish.
Baldwin, Count of Flanders, one of the great leaders of the Crusade
, was then crowned by his followers and acknowledged Emperor of the East.
The Scottish Nisbet, and the same Ferne, insist that the chiefs of the Crusade
must have assigned to Godfrey this extraordinary and unwonted coat-of-arms, in order to induce those who should behold them to make enquiries; and hence give them the name of arma inquirenda.
Although my influence in Vatican circles is limited, there is no reason why other Christian bodies, Catholic and Protestant, might not come together to publicly issue an apology to the Muslim world for the Crusades
and to call for a rejection of militarist responses to terrorism and the use of religious language to justify such militarism.
A History of the Crusades
, Volume Six: The Impact of the Crusades
On Europe is the latest in a series of anthologies collecting essays by expert historians chronicling and analyzing aspects of the Crusades
and their repercussions on world history.
may be causing more devastation today than they ever did in the three centuries when most of them were fought, according to one expert.
About halfway through the 200-year debacle that was the Crusades
, Western European Christians controlled much of the Holy Land, but only by maintaining a respectful truce with the Kurdish General Saladin (Syrian actor Ghassan Massoud).